Walnut Creek Police interrupted a burglary in progress this morning, and are investigating what took place that resulted in damage to a store at Broadway Plaza.
The following information is from the Walnut Creek Police Dept.:
Shortly before 4:30 am, Walnut Creek Police Dispatch received multiple 911 calls of an incident at the Louis Vuitton store located at 1211 Broadway Plaza.
Within one minute, a Walnut Creek Police Officer was on the scene and observed approximately 15 suspects associated with four vehicles attempting to burglarize the store.
Upon the officer’s arrival, the suspects fled in several directions. Other responding officers saw an involved suspect vehicle fleeing westbound on Highway 24 at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle and ultimately terminated the pursuit near Orinda due to public safety concerns.
Officers recovered a black 2017 Land Rover which was left in front of the store and later determined to be stolen out of Sacramento.
It appears the Land Rover was used to gain access to the store by crashing into the window. The Land Rover was impounded for evidence.
The value of the loss and damage to the store is unknown at this time.
The Police Department’s Investigations Bureau is in the process of gathering surveillance footage and is actively following up on investigative leads.
No additional information is available at this time.