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Palm Springs dental office burglarized and burned

Published On: Dec 13 2012 06:54:40 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 08:30:00 PM CST

Tamara Damante has the story.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -

  An early morning burglary and fire in Palm Springs wiped the smile right off a dentist's face.
     Just before 5 a.m. a patrol officer saw smoke coming from this office building on North Luring Dr.
     The Palm Springs Fire Department responded and quickly contained the fire.
     During the investigation, it was discovered the office had been burglarized either before or during the fire.
     Laptop computers, an i-Pad, cameras, checks and gift-cards were all stolen.
     Dr. Gerald Chang, DDS says, "Right now we're trying our best to let our patients know what's going on with the fire. All of our computers have been burnt and damaged."
     The Palm Springs Police Department says they're  not calling the fire arson yet.
     They're working closely with the fire department to determine the cause of the fire.