Early morning last Thursday, de Luna Jewelers at 521 Second St. had its window smashed in by a number of thieves and vandals. The suspects took Native American pottery and dolls on display.
Adrian Blanco, the manager of de Luna Jewelers, was alerted of the vandalism at 3:50 a.m. After viewing the security camera footage, Blanco discovered the incident began at around 2:40 a.m.
Four men were walking along the store’s side when two of them began to fight. In the process of fighting, one of the men hit the store’s window and cracked it. Another man proceeded to kick the window twice.
Although the window shattered, the security alarm failed to go off and the incident went unreported. At 3:13 a.m., two men passing by the shattered window reached in and took some items, as did a group of three women and two men who passed by the window at 3:20 a.m.
Altogether, seven groups of people walked by without reporting the scene. It wasn’t until a person walking their dog noticed the broken window and reported it to the Davis Police.
Blanco said the suspects appear to be of college-age. The overall damage and loss sums up to thousands of dollars.
The Davis Police are currently investigating the situation, with much of the incident caught on security tape. The case is considered a burglary by the police.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Davis Police at (530) 747-5400.
— Claire Tan