BEVERLY HILLS – Thieves crashed a black sedan through the front of the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus store early Saturday morning, getting away in another vehicle before police arrived.
The vehicular smash-and-grab burglary occurred about 4:45 a.m. at the store at 9700 Wilshire Blvd., according to Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook.
Video from the scene showed the black sedan still inside the store which authorities indicated was registered to someone in the city of Inglewood although they are unsure if the car was reported stolen.
Officers responded within three minutes of the store’s alarm sounded, Stainbrook said. The suspects had already fled in a getaway vehicle.
“Due to our robust technology and the evidence left at scene, I am confident we will make arrests in this case,” the chief said in a message on social media.
“Crime of any kind will not be tolerated in Beverly Hills,” Stainbrook said.
This is not the first time a Neiman Marcus store was targeted by thieves. Last month authorities recovered $58,000 in merchandise that was stolen from a store in Fashion Island that led to the arrest of four suspects who authorities believed were links to other crimes in the Los Angeles area.
Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to contact the Beverly Hills Police Department at 310-550-4951. You can also submit an anonymous tip online.