Duval County

WATCH: Thieves target Northside beauty store in smash-and-grab

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thieves smashed into a beauty store on Jacksonville’s Northside Thursday morning.

The smash-and-grab burglary happened at CoCo Beauty on Dunn Ave. around 4:40 a.m.

Action News Jax spoke to the store manager off camera who said at least $20,000 worth of hair extensions, clothes, and other items were taken.

The suspects used a cement block to smash the glass door.

Action News Jax obtained surveillance video from inside CoCo Beauty that showed the suspects ransack the store.

One of the suspects shattered a display case and grabbed whatever he could get his hands on.

The video also showed the suspect go behind the counter to steal the more expensive hair extensions.

Another suspect walked into the store and ripped clothes right off a rack, before he took a few items off the counter on his way out.

The burglars were in and out of the beauty store in less than three minutes.

Police responded about nine minutes later, but the suspects got away.

The store manager said the burglars were bold because there’s a JSO substation in the same shopping center.

She said two of their other beauty stores were targeted this week.

Action News Jax reached out to JSO to find out if the burglaries are connected.

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