Burglars snag more than $200,000 in jewelry heist 

Burglars ransacked a Mission district jewelry store over the weekend by breaking into an adjoining business, busting through a connecting door, and getting away with over $200,000 in valuables, police said.

The brazen heist at 3260 23rd Street is believed to have taken place some time between 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, according to police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield.

Dangerfield said unknown suspects broke into the business next door at 3262 23rd St. and kicked through a interior door connecting into the jewelry store. The stolen jewelry was valued at more than $200,000 he said.

“It’s very unusual, for someone to break into one business to go into another,” Dangerfield said, adding that nothing was taken from the first store.



“The motive was to get into the jewelry store,” he said.

It’s possible the burglars feared setting off an alarm at the jewelry store. However, there were no alarms or security cameras in either store, according to Dangerfield.

The owner of the jewelry store, however, told The San Francisco Examiner that there are cameras in the store, and he has footage of the break-in.

After stealing the jewelry, the burglars apparently left through the first store, where a crowbar was found and the front door was damaged, Dangerfield said.

No arrests were made.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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