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Police: Bloomingdale's burglars break into store, flee with $83K in stolen goods

Original post made on Jan 9, 2020

Palo Alto police are looking for burglars who brazenly broke into Bloomingdale's early Tuesday morning and made off with about $83,000 worth of merchandise, including jewelry and watches.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 9, 2020, 2:53 PM

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41 people like this
Posted by YP
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 9, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Just another in a long list of developments showing California's long slide into third world status. Brazen robberies, rampant homelessness , car burglaries out of control
Web Link

highest level of inequality in the US (when housing costs are factored in), the list goes on......


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Posted by IncomeEquality
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Just a bunch of crazy kids from Atherton, Hillsborough, or LAH. I see them driving around in BMW's all the time. I hope no one was cut by glass. There could be a lawsuit.


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Posted by Inflation
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm

Should raise that $950 prop 47 exemption to $95,000.


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Posted by bars?
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 9, 2020 at 11:23 pm

I'm astonished that Bloomingdale's didn't protect their valuable merchandise with bars on the windows and/or removal of merchandise to locked compartments. IMO this was a crime waiting to happen.


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Posted by Inflation
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jan 10, 2020 at 1:32 am

Car rental agencies should offer a "bars-on-windows" option.


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Posted by Anneke
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:43 am

I bet three 80-year old men did it.... :)


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2020 at 7:28 am

From the video, it seems the situation of the jewelry so close to the doors is almost an invitation. Perhaps moving the jewelry to a more secure area that can be put behind secondary doors which are locked overnight would be an idea.


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Posted by john
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

@bars @Resident- Are you saying Bloomingdales was asking for it? I'm sure the average Stanford Mall shopper would love bars and reinforced concrete around the store. Or we could just lock up the crooks the first time they're arrested, rather than the 10th.


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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:32 am

I've been wondering when retailers will bring back decorative wrought iron gates. A small jeweler on Main St. in Los Altos has been robbed at least 3 time in the last year or 2, with the thieves driving a vehicle through the front door.


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Posted by Crime & Punishment
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

What did you expect from a materialistic American society?

The poor people want some of the 'good things in life' as well and much of it is based on keeping up appearances...no different than many of the folks who actually pay for the merchandise.


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