Smash-and-Grab Jewelry Heist Caught on Tape

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By SCOTT WILSON

Police are searching for a group of thieves who made off with more than $100,000 worth of jewelry in a brazen smash-and-grab robbery at Kay Jewelers in Livermore, Calif.

Despite much of the robbery being caught on surveillance video, police have not been able to identify the thieves, who got in and out of the store in just four minutes early Monday morning and are still on the loose.

Surveillance video released by the Livermore Police Department shows the three suspects crashing a vehicle through metal security doors at Kay Jewelers in the recently opened Livermore Premium Outlets.

The footage shows the masked and hooded thieves storming through the jewelry store, smashing open display cases with sledge hammers and taking as much merchandize as they could get their hands on.

"They tried to open several cases, and took whatever they could," Livermore Police Department's Lt. Mike Trudeau said.

Within four minutes the robbers had looted the store and were on their way.

Mall security, which is located on the opposite end of the building, arrived on the scene just as the thieves were making their getaway, and were only able to give a description of the vehicles, the police spokesman said.

"There is on-site security that is there 24 hours a day. They were on the other side of the mall when this occurred and did identify the two get-away vehicles as a white station wagon and a tan sedan," Trudeau said. "We don't have any suspects at this point in the investigation."

Trudeau declined to comment on other specifics regarding the on-going investigation.

ABCNews.com reached out to Livermore Premium Outlets for details on the robbery, but they declined to comment.

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