4 Hammer-Wielding Suspects Hit Arcadia Mall in Broad Daylight

4 Hammer-Wielding Suspects Hit Arcadia Mall in Broad Daylight

People walk at a shopping mall in Santa Anita, Calif., on Dec. 20, 2021. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

Sophie Li
Sophie Li


Updated: 12/4/2023


Four suspects escaped after conducting a smash-and-grab burglary at a shopping mall Dec. 3 in Arcadia, California, authorities said.
Officers reported to a call that multiple suspects entered Rebag—a retail store selling luxury goods including handbags, shoes, and watches—at 400 S. Baldwin Avenue at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to a statement by Arcadia police Lt. Tony Juarez.
According to Mr. Juarez, the suspects were described as black males wearing blue hoodies, masks, and sweatpants.
The suspects entered the store, smashed several glass display cases with hammers, and stole numerous purses and watches before fleeing the scene in a white Infinity sedan, which headed in an unknown direction, he said.
The loss caused by the theft is still to be determined, police said.
No suspects have been located. No one was injured during the incident.
Once the scene was cleared, customers at the Shops at Santa Anita shopping center resumed their activities, according to a reporter from NTD Television, a sister outlet to The Epoch Times.
Anyone with information was asked to call Arcadia police at 626-574-5151. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Sophie Li
Sophie Li

Sophie Li is a Southern California-based reporter covering local daily news, state policies, and breaking news for The Epoch Times. Besides writing, she is also passionate about reading, photography, and tennis.

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