The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a window-smash burglary at Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith on Laurel Street in San Carlos over the weekend.
We called the store and learned the incident occurred Sunday night about 8:30 p.m., when burglars broke in and stole about four or five pieces of expensive jewelry that all together were worth $30,000 – $40,000. Additionally, the jeweler received an estimate that the vandalism damage would cost an additional $25,000 and would take at least two weeks to fix. A store official said the incident is especially difficult with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting business.
The sheriff’s office is trying to find the suspects and determine whether the incident was connected to looting incidents that occurred as a result of ongoing protesting in the Bay Area over the death of George Floyd, according to KRON4.
In spite of everything, the business already struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic says it’s doing everything it can to keep the store open, with limited hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the meantime, they have put up sheets and additional barriers to keep the store and its customers safe.
“Thank you so much for all of the support from our amazing community!” the business posted to Facebook. “We feel blessed and very loved because of everyone that has reached out, helped out, and stopped by to make sure everyone at Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith was safe!”
Sending our love to the community during this difficult time. ❤️ We are devastated by what has happened to our business. We thank everyone for their continued support! We are still open for business! We love you! Please stay safe everyone! Geoffrey's Diamonds and Goldsmith #sancarlosstrong
Posted by Geoffrey's Diamonds and Goldsmith on Monday, June 1, 2020