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Thieves ram downtown San Francisco Dior store, raid boutique

Security guards stand near the entrance to a luxury clothing store while workmen fix the doorway.
Workers replace smashed glass after an early morning burglary at the Downtown San Francisco Dior store. | Source: George Kelly/The Standard

Burglars smashed a vehicle into the front of Downtown San Francisco’s Dior store early Thursday morning, according to police.

Three vehicles pulled up in front of the store at around 6:49 a.m. before one crashed into the entrance of the Grant Avenue luxury store, according to a witness who alerted police.

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Multiple suspects got out of all three vehicles, entered the store, and stole store merchandise, officials said. All three vehicles then fled the scene.

Workers replace glass at the Downtown San Francisco Dior store after an early morning robbery. | Source: George Kelly/The Standard

Officers later caught two of the suspects after their vehicle crashed after entering the freeway in San Francisco. An unknown number of suspects have not been caught, police said.

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“Our city will not tolerate criminals ransacking our businesses,” Chief Bill Scott said. “Not only are these crimes devastating to our business community and local economy, too often we’ve seen these crimes escalate into violence.”

Dior has been contacted for comment but did not immediately respond.

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