SAN RAMON — The brazen daylight armed theft of a jewellery retailer on the upscale Metropolis Heart Bishop Ranch procuring middle in San Ramon has left native residents and store homeowners shaken.
It occurred on Friday round 2:30 pm at Heller Jewelers and was recorded by a number of folks on their cellphones along with the shop’s safety cameras.
The movies confirmed gunmen pointing a gun a safety guard who labored for the shop. Different robbers may very well be seen smashing show instances and taking costly gadgets.
The family-owned retailer is thought for promoting high-end jewellery and Rolex watches.
“It regarded unreal for a second,” mentioned Luca Zanet, the final supervisor at Delarosa, a restaurant situated throughout from the jewellery retailer. “You needed to do a double take.”
Zanet witnessed it and mentioned the theft was occurring with lots of of customers close by.
“This place was filled with youngsters,” he advised KPIX. “Much more than this as a result of (Friday) was a time off from faculty, St. Patrick’s Day, it was rather a lot happening. So this place was occurring.”
Witnesses mentioned they noticed seven robbers, some with weapons.
Nobody was injured however many consumers mentioned the theft shattered their sense of security on this prosperous neighborhood.
“I really feel actually unhealthy and I really feel actually sorry. San Ramon is a very protected metropolis,” mentioned Shan Gao, a client and San Ramon mom who was on the procuring middle on Saturday together with her household.
“They should have scoped it and checked it out. They knew precisely the place they have been going. They went in and so they went out in two or three minutes,” Zanet mentioned. “It is getting worse as a result of the Nike retailer obtained hit twice already after which Sunglass Hut — they obtained hit 5 occasions already (this 12 months).”
San Ramon police didn’t reply to a KPIX request for extra info on Friday’s theft and they didn’t say if anybody was arrested.
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