Heist In Downtown Raises Questions


SAN FRANCISCO—A second jewelry heist occurred in the City within a week, when three armed suspects robbed a Downtown jewelry store at gunpoint on February 6.

The heist was reported at 11:45 a.m. on the 500 Block of Sutter Street.

Authorities are looking into whether there is a connection between the heists.

The three suspects entered a jewelry store, located about one block away from Union Square, ordering all employees to lay on the ground. The suspects then loaded-up on jewelry resting in display cases and safes.

After gathering the valuables, the suspects fled the scene in a light-colored SUV. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on Sutter Street.

Authorities have indicated the suspects  were wearing dark clothing and masks during the heist. Police are reviewing surveillance footage taken during the robbery and a criminal investigation is ongoing.

Authorities are looking into the possibility of a connection between Friday’s robbery and a robbery of a Tiffany & Co. vendor on 5th and Market Streets on February 4. That robbery was carried out by three armed suspects described as black males in their 20s.

Anyone with knowledge of the heist is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.