VIDEO: Surveillance cameras capture break-in at Scottsdale auction house

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(Source: Scottsdale Police Dept.) (Source: Scottsdale Police Dept.)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Scottsdale police have just released surveillance video of the burglary at an auction house early on New Year’s Day.

The J. Levine Auction & Appraisal house, located near the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, was preparing to sell its high-end collectibles later that day.

But that all changed when two male suspects smashed through the glass front door in the early morning hours, and stole jewelry and firearms worth almost a quarter of million dollars.

The surveillance video shows the suspects smashing the glass of the front door, then ransacking the store, rifling through cabinets and grabbing items.

[READ MORE: Scottsdale auction house burglarized hours before sale of coveted collectibles]

.Among the items taken were guns, jewelry a vintage handbag and a commemorative rifle.

John Levine, premiere estate sales specialist for the auction, said he was surprised at the items the burglars failed to take.

"There was no art stolen. We have Jimi Hendrix's personal collection that wasn't taken and that was sitting out, so that's kinda like the bungling burglars," said Levine.

Police are now looking for help in identifying the suspects in this crime.

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