Watch: Fresno Cricket Wireless store burglarized of several iPhones

Crime

FRESNO, California – A smash-and-grab happened Friday afternoon at a Cricket Wireless store in Fresno.

Police got the call around 1 p.m. at Cedar and Dakota avenues. Thankfully, no employees were injured, they say they hid in the back.

Surveillance video shows the dramatic scene unfold when two people walk into the store.

An employee says they were in just a day before and wanted to look at “cheap phones.”

Police say the male suspect then pulled out a hammer and started smashing the diplay cases while the female started picking up phones to put in her bag.

They allegedly stole four iPhones worth $2,500, and also caused around $2,000 in damages to the store.

An employee who did not want to go on camera says it happened quickly.

“They pulled out a hammer from a backpack and they just started hammering the phones. And they took everything, so we didn’t say anything, they didn’t say anything to us. there was no communication. I walked to the back and we locked ourselves in the bathroom.”

Police are looking for the public’s help. Anyone with information is asked to call Fresno PD at 559-621-7000.

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