A thief or thieves made off with at least $78,000 in jewelry from a Palo Alto antique store on May 22, Palo Alto police Agent Marianna Villaescusa said.
The theft occurred at Addison Antiques at 100 Addison Ave. between 4:35 and 4:48 a.m. The burglar or burglars smashed the glass front door to gain entry.
Once in the store, the thief or thieves smashed glass display cases. Between 30 and 35 pieces of jewelry were stolen, but more could be missing. One vendor is still checking inventory, Villaescusa said.
The burglar alarm was activated, but the private security company delayed calling the police. Officers responded within one minute when notified, she said.
"There was more than one victim of this crime. The store is a victim, and there were two separate people who had jewelry on consignment there," Villaescusa said.
There are no suspects. Police are still investigating the case, she said.