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Up to 10 burglars steal $100,000 in goods at South Coast Plaza Bloomingdale’s

A large group of burglars smashed into Bloomingdale’s at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa early Wednesday and quickly made off with more than $100,000 merchandise, police said.

Eight to 10 people were seen on security camera footage shattering the glass doors at the upscale department store at 3:47 a.m., Costa Mesa police Sgt. Dan Miles told Times Community News.

Once inside, the group took handbags and jewelry and loaded the goods into three waiting cars and a U-Haul truck, police said.

The burglars were in and out in about five minutes, according to Miles.

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“With eight to 10 people, it did a lot of damage,” he said.

The group fled north on the 405 Freeway, Miles said.

Police did not immediately have descriptions of the burglars.

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Dobruck writes for Times Community News.

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