SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Two people were arrested after the Christian Dior store in downtown San Francisco was broken into Thursday morning, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The thieves used a vehicle to smash into the store, located in Union Square.
Police said $150,000 was recovered from the suspects and that they intended to target other stores.
A representative from the Dior store confirmed to KRON4 that the store will be closed until Sunday.
The break-in happened around 6:45 a.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department. Thieves ran away from the store in multiple vehicles. A short time later, officers found one vehicle on the Bay Bridge loaded with stolen goods.
Two suspects were later arrested. Dior is known for its high-end merchandise that includes handbags, shoes and apparel priced at thousands of dollars each.
Dior is located in Union Square at 185 Post St.
“Thank you to the SFPD officers who immediately made an arrest in this robbery when it occurred,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed wrote Thursday on X. “We won’t accept these kinds of acts in our city.”
This break-in comes after a summer of numerous stores closing in downtown San Francisco. This past summer, Nordstrom and Old Navy were examples of retail giants in Union Square shutting their doors for good.
Some retailers, including Nordstrom, cite public safety as a reason for their decision to leave downtown SF. Most recently, Express on Geary Street announced it is closing this month.
This story will be updated as KRON4 learns more. Check back for updates.