There has been a string of commercial burglaries in Laguna Beach targeting Native American Jewelry.
All the incidents involved shattering a window with a rock to gain access.
These burglaries have been going since December 2011, the most recent being March 10, 2012.
The burglary occurred at Kokopelli Gallery. The suspect broke into the business by throwing a rock through the front window.
He stole $3,500 worth of jewelry within 30 seconds.
Kokopelli Gallery was burglarized also on February 29th where the window was shattered and $10,000 worth of jewelry stolen.
The first of these thefts was reported December 29 in which the suspect entered Indian Territory by breaking a window and stole $3,000 worth of jewelry, which included Navajo coins.
On January 22nd another window was shattered at Indian Territory and $15,000 of jewelry was stolen from its display cases.
Eight days later, someone smashed the front window and stole jewelry from a display case at Great Exchange Consignment. The suspect dropped several pieces on the street.
Burglary is a theft crime that can result in some serious consequences. Our Van Nuys Criminal Defense Attorneys have handled numerous amounts of criminal cases involving burglary and other theft crimes such as grand theft, petty theft, carjacking, and more.