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Nine-headed California hammer gang make their way through the entire glass jewelry display and make off with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry

  • A group of nine people were caught entering the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in Sun Valley Mall and smashing glass display cases and stealing jewelry.
  • Footage shows the group, all dressed in black outfits and masks from head to toe, except for one robber in white, smashing the glass screen with hammers
  • According to police, jewelers tried to intervene but were ‘held back’ by the hammer-wielding thieves who kissed all the jewelry
  • Shoppers at the mall reported hearing gunshots, but police say it was actually the sound of the hammers breaking the glass










Surveillance footage captured the moment when nine thieves smashed the glass of a California jewelry store during a brutal robbery.

Police say around 7:30 p.m. Monday, a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in Sun Valley Mall and began smashing glass display cases and stealing jewelry.

Security footage shows the large group, all dressed in head-to-toe black outfits and masks, except for one robber in white, who simultaneously repeatedly smashes the glass screen with hammers.

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Footage shows the group, all dressed in black outfits and masks from head to toe, except for one robber in white, smashing the glass screen with hammers

Police said a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in Sun Valley Mall and began smashing glass display cases and stealing jewelry.

Police said a group of nine people entered the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store in Sun Valley Mall and began smashing glass display cases and stealing jewelry.

Mall employee Edwin Garcia, who works at a Claire’s store directly across from Iceberg Diamonds, says he witnessed the incident.

“A group of people came in, maybe six or seven people with hammers and smashed the windows,” Garcia said. ABC7 News.

According to police, jewelers tried to intervene but were ‘held back’ by the hammer-wielding thieves who kissed all the jewelry before the police arrived.

Garcia said he witnessed an employee who tried to intervene but then stopped himself.

The glass display, which was repeatedly smashed with hammers, can be seen in the aftermath of the robbery

The glass display, which was repeatedly smashed with hammers, can be seen in the aftermath of the robbery

Police are still looking for the thieves who robbed the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store (pictured) in Sun Valley Mall

Police are still looking for the thieves who robbed the Iceberg Diamonds jewelry store (pictured) in Sun Valley Mall

“I think one of the workers tried to grab someone, but I think he chose not to because you never know what could happen,” he said. “Then they just ran super fast.”

Customers at the mall reported hearing gunshots, but police say it was actually the sound of hammers breaking the glass and no shots were fired during the robbery.

Garcia also thought he heard a gunshot during the chaos.

“At first I thought it was a shot, it was just the hammers,” he said. “For me personally, I stay out of it.”

The police are still looking for the perpetrators.

The incident comes amid a spate of thefts in the Bay Area.

As of Oct. 31, the San Francisco Police Department received reports of 810 burglaries or attempted break-ins this year in the jurisdiction of the Mission District Police Department, up 13 percent from the same time last year. San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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