At 4:47 a.m. on Aug. 13, a black Chevrolet sedan was crashed into the Neiman Marcus storefront at 9700 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. An unknown number of suspects in the vehicle proceeded to steal merchandise from the luxury store. The suspects then swiftly fled the scene in the three minutes it took for local authorities to respond to the emergency calls reporting the incident. No arrests have been made, and the suspects remain on the loose without identification.
The department store was able to open for the day, and photographs of the storefront Saturday afternoon showed the damaged windows replaced with boarding. What set this break-in apart was the organization, and apparent targeting of the fashion strip in the heart of Beverly Hills, at play as a second vehicle approached the scene to pick up the suspects before it drove off.
BHPD connected the registration of the black sedan left behind at the scene to an address in Inglewood.
Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark Stainbrook delivered a public statement regarding the incident.
“Due to our robust technology and the evidence left at the scene, I am confident we will make arrests in this case,” Stainbrook said.
“We understand the concerns of the community, and our staff continues to arrest people who commit crimes in Beverly Hills,” he added. “This case will be no different. Crime of any kind will not be tolerated in Beverly Hills.”