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Posted on: January 30, 2020

News Release: Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 30, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

Martinez, Calif. – Earlier this week, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felonies against Christopher Dopp and Richard Lange for last week’s burglary of the Walnut Creek Macy’s store at Broadway Plaza. During the early morning burglary of January 24, the defendants took $65,244 of gold jewelry from display cases.

The defendants were spotted by store employees on the first floor of the store as the pair smashed display cases. The defendants fled the scene after the employees saw the pair destroying the display cases. Ultimately, Walnut Creek Police Officers apprehended the burglars as they left the store. In total, the damage to the store totaled over $80,000 from the broken glass.

The bail for each defendant is set for Lange at $170,000 and Dopp at $35,000. The defendants are not in custody as they bailed out.

The specific felony charges are as follows:

Lange: Second Degree Burglary, Grand Theft of Personal Property, Vandalism Over $400 Damage -- Special Allegation Serious or Violent Felony Prior & Special Allegation Two Prior Offenses

Dopp: Second Degree Burglary, Grand Theft of Personal Property, Vandalism Over $400 Damage

Case information: People v. Dopp, Lange, Docket Number 01-192927-2


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