Workers begin to repair damage Tuesday after burglars smashed into the Dillard’s department store at Atlantic Station early Tuesday, making off with nearly $35,000 in high-dollar jeans and hoodies. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

$35K in jeans, hoodies taken in Atlantic Station smash-and-grab

Thieves smashed their way into the Dillard’s department store at Atlantic Station early Tuesday, making off with nearly $35,000 in high-dollar jeans and hoodies, police said.

According to Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones, the thieves used a large rock to shatter the side glass doors to the store about 2 a.m.

The store’s assistant manager told investigators she noticed 200 pairs of Rock Revival jeans that sell for $169 a pair had been taken, along with four Ralph Lauren Polo hoodies valued at $145 each.

Investigators were working Tuesday to obtain video from the store’s surveillance cameras.

Atlantic Station management released a statement late Tuesday morning.

“We realize this is part of a rash of citywide smash-and-grab crimes and will assist Atlanta police as they work diligently to put an end to this crime ring,” management said in the statement.

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