Officers in Beverly Hills are investigating whether two storefront windows near the Tony shopping area of Rodeo Drive were broken into just after midnight on Sunday.
According to Captain Max Subin of the Beverly Hills Police Department, officers responded to reports of an attempted theft at a shop in the 200 block of Rodeo Drive and the 9600 block of Wilshire Boulevard at about 12:30 p.m.
Witnesses reported locations as a Louis Vuitton store and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Subin said several suspects were seen traveling in multiple vehicles and that they “landed at places and used a hammer to try to break the front windows.”
He said that no entry has been made in any case.
The incidents happened on the heels of a series of robberies and robberies in the Bay Area, including targeted thefts on Friday and Saturday of several high-end stores including Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.
Chicago police were also investigating a similar robbery. Neiman Marcus Store Friday night.
Subin did not confirm whether Beverly Hills officials were considering related incidents. He said Beverly Hills police and armed private security have increased patrols in the area.
“It used to be the safest city in the West, but it’s not anymore,” told shopkeeper Salvano Fino cbs tv at the scene. “Anyone can come and take the bus, and it’s getting a lot easier for them.”
Representatives for Louis Vuitton and Saks Fifth Avenue did not immediately respond to requests for comment. There was no response to calls at both the shops on Monday morning.