Dozens of people robbed shoe store with luxury footwear in Santa Clara, in the Bay Area

Among the items stolen were high-end sports shoes.

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A group of 25 to 35 subjects broke glass in a shoe store in the city of Santa Clara and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise Sunday night in the Bay Area.

Thieves smashed window panes and front doors to subtract the articles.

The amount of the stolen merchandise has not been reported so far, but according to reports, Among the stolen items were pairs of Air Jordans, which cost more than $ 1,000..

Santa Clara police reported that they received the calls at 911 At approximately 11:30 pm on Sunday they reported a large group of suspects who robbed The Fix Kicks shoe store, in the 2000 block of El Camino Real.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they observed numerous vehicles escaping in different directions.

Santa Clara police noted that On November 23, at approximately 1:15 am, the same shoe store had been robbed by a group of between 15 and 30 individuals, they stole clothes and shoes and also escaped in several cars.

In both the Sunday and November 23 robberies, thieves forced access to the store.

As of Monday afternoon, authorities had not reported any arrests related to the two robberies.

“As with all crimes, the Santa Clara Police Department takes these incidents very seriously. We have several potential, promising leads from the initial theft and are actively investigating, ”Santa Clara Police Chief Pat Nikolai said in a statement.

Sana Clara City Council Member Anthony Becker, denounced the robbery and demanded that something be done against “organized crime“.

It is another robbery of the type “smash and grab”, or flash mob, that happens in the Bay Area, after those that occurred in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and the South Bay.

In this type of theft, dozens of people use mallets and hammers to break glass in windows, doors and dressers to steal items, usually high-end, and later they escape in vehicles that wait for them outside the shopping centers.

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