December 8, 2023

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Robbery of the San Francisco Dior store in Union Square

Robbery of the San Francisco Dior store in Union Square

Thieves drove a car into a Dior store in San Francisco early Thursday, smashing down the front doors of the storefront and smashing glass cabinets to loot the luxury store.

The impact of the car hitting the door distorted the metal gates and penetrated the double glass doors. Workers replaced the doors Thursday morning amid showers of glass littering the sidewalk and store entrance as police officers surveyed the damage.

Police responding to reports of a robbery arrived at the store, at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Post Street, at about 6:49 a.m., San Francisco police spokesman Johnny Sepulveda said.

Witnesses told police that three cars stopped in front of the retail store and one car crashed into it. People got out of the three vehicles, entered the store, and stole the merchandise before fleeing.

The spokesman said the occupants of the car that crashed into the store are believed to have fled on foot. Police arrested two people who fled, but are searching for an unknown number of additional people.

A worker makes repairs after a robbery at the Union Square Dior store in San Francisco.

Nora Michanek/The Chronicle

Police said officers were searching for motorists, including a driver who was seen entering the freeway on an on-ramp shortly after the robbery.

Union Square was the site of mass robberies two years ago, when thieves in one night stole merchandise and vandalized Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Bloomingdale’s, Jane’s Eyewear, Maxford’s Jewelry and Yves Saint Laurent stores. Police stopped the robberies at Fendi – although the store sustained damage – and Hermès, and later arrested eight young men suspected of taking part.

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