CLAREMONT – Police need your help locating two suspects who smashed a glass window and door, then burglarized Xerxes for Gents haberdashery in the midnight hour on May 30th.
Surveillance video shows two suspects who arrived at 12:36 AM in a newer-model black Dodge Ram truck at 319 Yale Avenue and parked in the lot behind the business. Upon exiting the truck, the suspects broke a glass window pane next to locked glass doors leading to the breezeway between Xerxes and the Cheese Cave gourmet cheese and wine shop.
After walking to a glass side door that leads to Xerxes, they smashed the glass, entered the store and stole several watches from a display case. They fled the location in the black Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 with a black paper plate with white writing on the rear and no front license plate.
Claremont Police are asking for assistance in identifying the following suspects:
Suspect #1: Male White 25 to 35 years old, 5-10, 220lbs, wearing a grey T-shirt, blue jeans, dark colored baseball hat, and black shoes.
Suspect #2: Male Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, 5-10, 220lbs, wearing a dark colored shirt with yellow print on the chest, dark cargo pants, and black shoes.
Claremont PD advises that burglary is a crime of opportunity and easy targets. Most burglars will give up if they can’t finish their crime in a few minutes. To keep burglars away from your home or business, make their work difficult, risky, and low-profit. Start your prevention program from the outside and work your way in, just as a burglar would. Burglars try the easiest entries first: doors and windows. If your doors or windows are tough/impossible to quickly pry open, chances are the burglars will move on.
Burglars can virtually walk through a weak door. Hollow-core doors should be replaced with solid-core doors or strengthened with metal sheets. Replace weak door frames or reinforce them with steel or concrete, and try to replace any glass in the door with unbreakable safety glass. Glass can also be protected with steel bars or mesh, or by placing a poly-carbonate sheet over the glass on the inside.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Claremont Police Department by calling (909) 399-5411.