Livermore police are looking for three suspects wearing black ski masks who rammed a vehicle into a jewelry outlet store and used sledgehammers to break open display cases to steal more than $100,000 in jewelry.
Lt. Matthew Sarsfield told NBC Bay Area that the Kay Jewelers Outlet at the new Paragon Outlet center was broken into about 3:30 a.m. An alarm sounded off at the jewelry store, and police said that the suspects were inside for four minutes, and in that time were able to smash half the display cases.
"They smashed about half of the counters and took whatever jewelry was in the display cases," Sarsfield said.
Sarsfield said masked suspects who also wore hoodies were spotted fleeing in two cars: A compact white station wagon and a white or tan sedan.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office told NBC Bay Area that at least $100,000 in jewels were stolen, but Sarsfield didn't commit to a particular number, only saying that it was "quite a lot."
A plastic yellow fence bordered the jewelry store on Monday and a glass door was smashed in.