MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - The owner of a Medford jewelry store says he is still reeling from a shocking smash and steal.
It took only four minutes for a gang thieves to smash away some of the three decades of work that Roland Racicot has put into his High Street business.
“It’s a family-owned business. This is not Rodeo Drive. This is a blue-collar community,” he said.
Racicot said he turned surveillance footage over to police that shows the group pull up to his storefront around 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
“It was like a clown car,” he said. “They all came out and you couldn’t tell because they were all dressed up like ninjas. They were all — everything was covered.”
Between seven and nine thieves emptied display cases of jewels and watches totaling up to $15,000. Racicot said he thankfully put the more expensive pieces away in the safe the night before.
“We’re real busy Christmas-time. This is our busiest season,” he said.
By Wednesday, the door and display cases were fixed, but Racicot said his peace of mind will take a bit longer to repair.
“I’m 80-years-old, it took me all this time to get to where I am and they want to take it away,” he said.
Anyone with information regarding the theft is urged to contact police.
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