Arrests made in SoCal jewelry theft ring that cost businesses $1.5 million.


San Diego County, CA – May 31, 2024 – Law Enforcement officials report the crimes happened in April and May at stores in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and Kern counties, according to the California Attorney General’s Office. Those identified in the criminal complaint were Rodney Allen Flynt, Sr. 31, Michael Anthony Jones, Jr., 32, Christopher Shawn Pate, 27, and Ryan Keith Pate, 31.

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