Ax-wielding burglar breaks into Pinoy-owned med spa in Las Vegas

Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Mar 08 2019 11:28 AM | Updated as of Mar 08 2019 11:46 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - An ax-wielding burglar is still at large after breaking into a Filipino-owned med spa in this city. 

It has almost been a week since a med spa owned by Pinoy internist Dr. Maria Regalado was ransacked and burglarized by a man using an ax to break into the front window.

Security footage of the med spa clinic showed the burglar had a hard time trying to shatter a window with the ax. 

"He never completely shattered it because it was made of tough security glass. But he was able to make a hole, reach over, pull the handle and open the door,” said general manager Rastelli Regalado.

Regalado said the break-in triggered the alarm system but the burglar was able to flee, taking thousands of dollars worth of medical grade skin products and equipment.

"He didn't take the machines but he did take a lot of pieces from the machines and those range from tens and thousands," he said.
 
Regalado said stealing their high-end skin products would be an easy sell on the black market and a quick profit for the thief.

“He filled a whole hamper, like a bin of stuff, and filled them out and dragged it out. Some of those things--that one cream is $98-- you could grab 12 of those and that'll be $1200 bucks," he said.

Las Vegas Metro Police has already identified the burglar but are still trying to locate the whereabouts of the thief, he said. 

Regalado is hoping that the images will lead to the arrest of the man who is considered armed and dangerous.

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