Multiple high-speed pursuits follow smash and grab on El Paseo

The Gucci store on El Paseo in Palm Desert
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Police are investigating after a break-in occurred at the Gucci store on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert Friday morning that was followed by two high-speed pursuits.

The store’s windows were smashed about 3:30 am, according to KESQ. A Sheriff’s Deputy saw a vehicle leaving the area at high rate of speed and police pursued the vehicle. The pursuit was terminated near Banning.

Another vehicle seen leaving the area of the Gucci store was also pursued. That pursuit was also called off due to safety concerns.

One vehicle was found abandoned in Beaumont.

No details were released about what may have been stolen or the suspects.

The store was also burglarized last year, with the early morning burglary being capured on video.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.