A jewelry store in San Francisco's Chinatown was victimized twice in a matter of days.
Thieves broke into Long Boat Jewelry at roughly 5 a.m. Tuesday. They broke through the security gate and smashed display cases with hammers before getting away with about $250,000 worth of goods.
On Saturday, a window at the business was shattered.
"There were no items that were stolen and we took a report for a malicious mischief vandalism," Officer Robert Rueca said. "At this time, we don’t have evidence that shows that these two incidents are related, however, we are investigating both cases."
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Edward Siu, chairman of the Chinatown Merchants United Association of San Francisco, thinks the crimes may be more organized.
"I believe mostly we are safe in Chinatown right now," he said. "Normally, we are safe. We have good patrols here."
His group has been working to help with pandemic recovery and has urged businesses to be proactive.
"Make sure if they see [something] suspicious, call 911," he said. "And also they should be installing the CCTV right in front of the store, inside the store. Make sure the [criminals] know that you have the advantage."