Burglars Escape With More Than $1 Million in Baubles in Laguna Niguel Jewelry Store Break-In

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More than $1 million worth of valuables vanished overnight when a sophisticated crew of burglars cleared out a Laguna Niguel jewelry business last weekend, the owner said.

Thieves cut a hole in the ceiling Saturday night to access Nuggets and Carats, 28241 Crown Valley Pkwy East, owner Brian Hassine told KTLA. They then emptied display cases, cut their way into a concrete and steel safe and hauled away another 1,000-pound safe.

Display cases were emptied at the Nuggets and Carats jewelry store in Laguna Niguel after burglars broke in on March 23, 2019, and stole more than $1 million worth of inventory. (Credit: KTLA)

Display cases were emptied at the Nuggets and Carats jewelry store in Laguna Niguel after burglars broke in on March 23, 2019, and stole more than $1 million worth of inventory. (Credit: KTLA)

Some of the items stolen belonged to customers, Hassine said, adding that he expects it will take his business years to recover from the loss.

Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 28, 2019.

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