CONCORD -- Police are investigating recent smash-and-grab thefts that happened at two electronics stores within miles of each other.
The most severe of those occurred at a Concord game store, which received severe damage when a car smashed through the front window about 4 a.m. Tuesday, Concord police Lt. David Hughes said. The suspect took some electronic devices from the Game Stop store at 5434 Ygnacio Valley Road and fled, Hughes said.
Concord police detectives are investigating where the vehicle came from but have not released any details. Repairs to the store were underway Tuesday.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Financial Crimes Detective Mike von Savoye at (925) 603-5828. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Concord Police Department Tip-line at (925) 603-5836.
It is unknown whether that case is linked to another smash-and-grab Sunday morning at a Radio Shack located in a strip mall at the corner of Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove roads. A wooden board was placed over a small portion of the front window, which was broken.
No other details were immediately available.
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