The storefront of the Apple store at the Temecula Promenade Mall is a crumpled mess of metal and debris after a car smashed through the store window, authorities reported today.
“At 4:47 a.m., officers responded to to a burglary alarm call at the Apple store located in the Promenade Mall in Temecula,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Albert Martinez said. “When officers arrived on scene, the vehicle was gone.”
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report, once inside the store, several suspects exited the vehicle and attempted to steal various electronics.
An inventory is being conducted by employees to determine the extent of the theft.
During the incident, the vehicle was stuck inside the store because of the security gate.
The suspect in the vehicle rammed the gate several times and was able to exit the store and flee the scene, officials said.
Investigators are combing over surveillance footage to determine the car’s make and model and to gather additional details.
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It was not known at the time of this post whether or not injuries were reported, however, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report said that no employees were inside the building at the time of the incident.
This is a developing story. Please check back with SWRNN for updates as they become available.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.