A similar group of 30 to 40 people is believed to have ransacked shipment shops in Larkspur and Palo Alto, police said.
The RealReal luxury consignment shop in Marin County Mart in Larkspur became the first victim on Sunday. The security personnel of the said store alerted the police shortly after 9 in the evening to report a group of suspects damaging the store’s windows in a bid to steal merchandise. The group already escaped when the police arrived, SFGATE reported.
The same suspects tried to steal The RealReal’s downtown Palo Alto store a couple of hours after the first incident. According to Palo Alto police, around 20 vehicles managed to run away before their attempted entrance to the store.
One of the vehicles was caught by the police, which led to the arrest of 20-year-old Keyonni Marie Jones of Richmond and 21-year-old Imani Kevyonna Barnes of Vallejo. The arrested individuals are suspected of committing commercial burglary and conspiracy.
The Palo Alto police said that the women possessed Larkspur store merchandise worth about $15, 000.
According to the Central Marin Police, the store suffered from damages and stolen items pegged at $250, 000.
Police officers from both towns believe that the same group is behind the incidents. They are now cooperating to have the other suspects arrested.
The Palo Alto Police Department’s 24-hour dispatch center is open to any information regarding the incident at their hotline (650) 329-2413.
Those who observe suspicious activities in business establishments, meanwhile, are asked by the Central Marin Police Authority to report immediately at their 24-hour dispatch center at (415) 927-5150.