Volume 8, Issue 79  |  October 3, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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Police Files

Suspects reportedly use sledgehammer to gain access to Fashion Island Louis Vuitton in apparent early morning smash and grab

Early Sunday morning (May 28), at approximately 4:38 a.m., Fashion Island security called the Newport Beach Police Department reporting a burglary at the Louis Vuitton Store located in conjunction with the premises of Neiman Marcus. NBPD quickly responded to the call, but too late to apprehend the suspects.

Security officers reportedly arrived in time to observe the suspects using a sledgehammer to break in though the front door, then smash glass cases before reportedly stealing property.

The loss is unknown.

This is the second time in the last few months that the store has been hit. In late February, suspects reportedly crashed a vehicle into the store allowing them to grab merchandise.

Police did apprehend two suspects in that incident following a chase that took them all the way into downtown Los Angeles.

Residents interrupt Mariners community burglary, scaring away two suspects

Last Friday (May 26), an attempted residential burglary reportedly occurred in the Mariners community while the victims were at home. Around 9:10 p.m., in the 1300 block of Estelle Lane, while the victims were upstairs in bed, they heard sounds coming from their courtyard area.

One of the victims went to investigate the noise and found two suspects using a ladder to try to access the second story window. The victim yelled and the suspects fled out the side gate and across the front yard. The other victim called the Newport Beach Police Department immediately.

When officers arrived, no suspects were located in the area. However, suspect information was provided: Suspect 1 was described as a male wearing a tan shirt with red shorts and appeared to be 5’10”, 170 lbs. Suspect 2 was described as a male wearing dark clothing and a backwards baseball cap who appeared to be 5’10’ and 170 lbs.

The suspects’ vehicle was described as a dark-colored SUV.

No loss was reported.

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