WALNUT CREEK -- An early-morning burglary targeted the jewelry counter at Macy's department store Tuesday, police said.
Police received the call about an alarm at the Broadway Plaza store about 4:28 a.m. Tuesday, according to Walnut Creek police Sgt. Mike McLaughlin. The alarm had actually been tripped around 3:15 a.m., McLaughlin said; police were still investigating why they were not notified immediately.
Officers arriving found that a set of doors near the jewelry department had been smashed with a sledgehammer. An unknown amount of merchandise was taken.
Store officials were still working with police to take stock of the missing items, but they included watches, gold and pearls, McLaughlin said.
Macy's officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Investigators are looking for any surveillance video that might help them identify a suspect or suspects, McLaughlin said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call McLaughlin at 925-256-3570.