A crew of thieves stole a substantial number of handbags and other designer goods from the TJ Maxx store on Center Avenue in Rheem Tuesday, the 5 to 6 black male juveniles responsible for the crime escaping in a black Infiniti with tinted windows.
The multiple-suspect robbery was reported at 1:49 p.m., the crew of masked juvenile suspects gathering up high-end designer handbags and other goods and escaping after reportedly tussling with a patron who attempted to intervene (we would like to speak with that person if he is reading).
No injuries were reported. The crew ran to the waiting Infiniti and were believed to have left towards Orinda.
Several thousand dollars worth of goods was estimated to have been taken.
The Infiniti, believed stolen for use in the Moraga crime and others, was reportedly used in a prior armed robbery in Oakland earlier in the day Tuesday.
Tuesday’s theft was the latest of a series of multiple-suspect swarm or blitz-style robberies conducted at the Moraga location and, certainly, at other retail locations throughout the Bay Area.
The store was also raided in late August.