Thieves took advantage of a death to burglarize Mathews Harley-Davidson in Fresno California. On Thursday march 28th, someone heaved a large stone through the plate glass door and in less than 4 minutes stole $6,000 worth of leather jackets. The theft occurred the same day employees and customers were burying 90 year old Eva Mathews. Eva and her late husband Harold worked in the dealership since 1953 and moved from Merced to Fresno in 1961.
“The video of our security shows he didn’t look around when he came in, like, ‘which way do I go,’ “ Cara Mathews told KFSN. “He was there on a mission. Walked right past the motorcycles and straight to the jackets so I feel that he had been in here before and kinda scoped it out.”
Police say the video shows the thief spreading a sheet on the floor and filling it with leather jackets, hooking it up and fleeing the store. Jackets fell out all along the way up to and beside the freeway where the trail ended and police assume he got into a car and fled the scene. (Edited 4/5/13 to correct misspellings)