Jewelry

9 suspects wiped out an East Bay jewelry store, police say

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Nine suspects robbed Iceberg Diamonds at the Sun Valley Mall in Concord on Nov. 15, 2021, police said. 

Nine suspects robbed Iceberg Diamonds at the Sun Valley Mall in Concord on Nov. 15, 2021, police said. 

Concord Police Department

Nine suspects wiped out the inventory at an East Bay jewelry store Monday night, smashing glass cases with hammers and grabbing jewels, police said.

The alleged thieves entered Iceberg Diamonds at Sun Valley Mall in Concord at 7:30 p.m., the Concord Police Department said. Employees attempted to intervene and the suspects held them off with their hammers, police said in a statement

“Some customers inside the mall called reporting what they thought were gunshots heard, but in actuality, they heard the sounds of the hammers breaking glass,” the department said. “No shots were fired.”

The suspects fled before police arrived on scene.


Video footage shared by police shows a fast-moving group fiercely pounding at the jewelry cases, glass spewing everywhere.

The department asked anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Detective Christine Corey with the department’s financial crimes unit at 925-603-5828.

Sun Valley Mall didn’t respond to an immediate request for comment and attempts to reach Iceberg Diamonds were unsuccessful.