According to Concord Police, the incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. Police say a group of nine people entered the store and stole the jewelry. Employees who tried stopping the robbers were reportedly "kept back by hammer wielding criminals."
The suspects reportedly fled the scene before police arrived. According to KTVU-TV, the suspects exited the mall through a Red Robin restaurant.
Concord Police wrote in their statement that mallgoers reported hearing gunshots, but police said it was "the sounds of hammers breaking glass."