By Kathy Chouteau
The Richmond Police Department responded to a commercial burglary in the early morning hours of Thursday at the Exclusive Shoes store, 4926 McBryde Ave. in Richmond.
At 12:01 a.m., a store representative—who had been observing security surveillance remotely—notified police that several people were inside the business stealing merchandise.
Richmond officers on the scene witnessed eight-to-ten suspects fleeing the store with shoe boxes and then escaping in multiple vehicles. A Contra Costa County deputy pursued the last vehicle leaving the scene, eventually apprehending the suspect in San Francisco. A face mask, several pairs of new shoes and other incriminating evidence was found in the suspect’s car.
During an ensuing investigation by Richmond Police Department property detectives, approximately 100 pairs of Yeezy brand sneakers, athletic apparel and electronics were identified as having been stolen. The burglary appeared to be an isolated incident and no other businesses were targeted, according to Richmond police.
Anyone with info about this crime is asked to contact Property Detective J. Odegaard at 510-965-4966 or [email protected] or call Richmond’s anonymous tip line at 510-907-T1PS (8177).