10 Thieves, 3 Vehicles Sought in Smash-and-Grab Burglary at Beverly Grove Pop-Up Boutique

Police are searching for 10 burglars and three vehicles Monday following a smash-and-grab robbery at a pop-up luxury boutique in a busy area of Beverly Grove in central Los Angeles.

The break-in occurred about 3:11 a.m. in the 100 block of South Robertson Boulevard, where the shopping website Amuze.com is holding a temporary warehouse sale featuring high-end shoes and bags.

Video from the scene showed glass shards from a broken door or window strewn across the sidewalk in front of the store. Merchandise was left on the ground inside the shop.

"They took a lot," owner Chaya Chesner said. "It's not like they just took five handbags, three pairs of shoes and three dresses – and ran."

She estimated the loss at $100,000 to $200,000.

Investigators believe 10 people using sledgehammers broke in and got away with an unknown amount of merchandise, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.

The burglars were wearing dark clothing and masks, Madison said.

Police are searching for three vehicles the burglars are believed to have fled the scene in.

They were described as a Dodge Charger, a Honda Civic and a black Volkswagen.

The vehicles were last seen headed southbound on Robertson Boulevard toward West 3rd Street.

The pop-up warehouse sale opened Sunday, prompting an around-the-block line of customers for Amuze, a members-only luxury shopping site. It's expected to be open through Wednesday.

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