San Francisco police have arrested a man they say is behind a slew of smash and grab burglaries in Union Square over the last few months.
Investigators said they arrested Adrian Attaway, 33, on Nov. 24, in connection with burglaries at Fresh, located at 301 Sutter Street and at Marmot, at 165 Post Street.
Trish Feeney remembers showing up for work at Fresh a few hours after the crime.
“There was glass all over everywhere, all over the product and all over the floor,” said Feeney. “You feel kind of violated.”
Investigators said since the arrest, they’ve been able to tie Attaway to many more cases, calling him a suspect in nine other window smash burglaries in Union Square between September and November.
The other stores hit include Coach, Ghiradelli and Ferrari.
Police say most of the crimes happened late at night or early in the morning.
“To me, he was very bold and brazen. It’s almost like saying catch me if you can — and he got caught,” said Lt. Ed Santos, of the San Francisco Police Department.
Police said the same day the Fresh store was hit – Nov. 24 – undercover officers reviewed surveillance video and began their own surveillance efforts in the area. They said almost immediately, they spotted the suspect a few blocks away.
Attaway is due in court later this month.