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PLEASANTON (KRON) — A crowd of criminals stormed into a jewellery retailer in Pleasanton and tried to make use of hammers for a smash-and-seize theft.
However they didn’t handle to truly steal something.
It occurred on the Diamond Ring Firm on Monday night time inside the favored the Stoneridge Purchasing Middle.
On Tuesday, KRON4 has dramatic video of the crime that you simply’ll solely see right here on KRON4.
Individuals at Stoneridge Buying Middle in Pleasanton are already looking for offers for the vacations, however a gaggle of would-be crooks tried to get some fairly sparkly gadgets without spending a dime. And it didn’t go as deliberate.
On Monday night time, only a half hour earlier than the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton closed, the Diamond Ring Firm acquired some sudden guests–a pack of six or seven masked individuals who ran in and headed for Rolex watches.
Based mostly on the safety video, it seems that they had totally different jobs assigned. One man began attacking the worker behind the counter with pepper spray.
“They did get pepper spray of their face, however they’re protected; nothing else occurred,” stated a retailer worker, who didn’t need to reveal his identify.
Within the video, you possibly can see the yellow plume of pepper spray from a special angle.
ONLY ON four: Surveillance video from The Diamond Ring Firm in PLeasanton exhibits masked mob pepper spraying staff, making an attempt to smash show case open.
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Whereas that was occurring, a few the opposite criminals began utilizing hammers to get what they needed.
“Couple of the blokes got here down, they tried to interrupt certainly one of our glasses, however we have now thick glass, in order that they couldn’t get by way of,” the worker stated.
They hit the glass eleven occasions and although you possibly can see shards flying up, they nonetheless couldn’t get the entire pane to shatter.
The worker KRON4 spoke with wasn’t there when it occurred, however he’s seen the surveillance video a number of occasions.
He thinks they have been younger, perhaps even youngsters, who began to get scared, in order that they gave up and ran off, utterly empty-handed.
“it’s terrifying,” the worker stated. “You realize, it shouldn’t occur. However we reside in an age the place this stuff occur, proper?”
The worker says the dangerous guys had getaway automobiles ready for them once they received outdoors, too.
The Diamond Ring Firm is a Bay Space firm with 4 totally different shops.
The worker KRON4 spoke with at this location doesn’t recall there being a smash and seize try earlier than.
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