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9 people broke into Stoneridge Shopping Center before dawn

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Nine people are at large after breaking into the Stoneridge Mall before dawn on Monday, police said.

They did not leave with any goods.

Nine unidentifiable people were seen on CCTV cameras breaking into the entrance to the mall near the Men’s Warehouse store around 1:20 a.m. Monday, Pleasanton Police Department Sgt. Marty Billdt in an email.

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They pushed the door off its sliding track and then ran to a jewelry store. People left less than two minutes after entering the mall when they saw metal security barriers protecting the jewelry store, he said.

No other damage was reported.

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Billdt said it was unclear if this incident was related to others in the Bay Area over the weekend.

San Jose police say the looting of a local Lululemon store on Sunday night may have been part of a larger program after a series of robberies.

Nearly 100 looters ransacked a Walnut Creek Nordstrom and several luxury stores in San Francisco’s Union Square, including Louis Vuitton, were targeted, KTVU reported. Thieves also struck a jewelry store in Hayward on Sunday, the station reported.

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