Police in Palo Alto are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday at the Bloomingdale’s at the Stanford Shopping Center.
On Wednesday at 2:12 a.m., officers with the Palo Alto Police Department responded to a report of a commercial burglary that occurred at the Bloomingdale’s at 1 Stanford Shopping Center.
Security personnel at the center saw a person running to a parked vehicle outside the Bloomingdale’s and then speeding away with the vehicle’s lights off.
Surveillance video of the burglary showed a suspect using rocks to smash open the east entrance glass door of the store, police said.
At least two suspects entered the store and used rocks to smash numerous display cases.
The suspects then stole watches and jewelry from the store before exiting the store.
The suspects then sped away in what appeared to be a 1990s white four-door BMW 3 Series.
Police said an estimated $83,000 in merchandise was taken during the burglary.
Investigators are looking into whether the burglary is related to other similar burglaries that have occurred in surrounding cities.