Two men forced their way into the Sam’s Club in Long Beach Towne Center after closing hours and stole jewelry shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.
The suspects smashed the display cases to steal the jewelry while another suspect waited in a vehicle outside the store, authorities said. Police do not have an estimated value of the stolen merchandise.
Police spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said in an email that all suspects fled in the vehicle with the jewelry.
Some employees were still in the store restocking merchandise when the robbery happened.
“We are thankful that no one was hurt during the incident and appreciate the quick response from local police,” said Laura Ladd, senior manager of corporate communications for Sam’s Club.
Ladd referred further questions to police, saying that it is an open investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Burglary Detectives at (562) 570-7351. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org
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