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3 suspects arrested after smash and grab

Fontana, CA - On January 26, 2023, three subjects smashed their way through several showcases and stole over $40,000 worth of jewelry.

GRAB AND RUN – CHANDLER, AZ

On 11/29/22, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a grab and run occurred at a retail jewelry store.  Two males entered a store and requested to see a gold chain and pendant combination.  As the team member removed both items and was assembling the combination to show the subjects, one of the subjects reached across the counter…

ROBBER SHOT – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

On 2/16/22, at approximately 5:40 p.m., a male subject was shot by a jewelry store employee, in what has been reported as a robbery. The subject is believed to have been dropped off at a hospital. The subject’s injuries are not life-threatening and this is a developing situation. There may be an additional subject involved.…

SMASH & GRAB – WESTMINSTER, CO

On 1/3/22, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and immediately used a hammer to breach a showcase containing gold chains.  The subject then fled the location and exited the mall area in a black BMW with yellow brake calipers. He was described as 5’11” and Hispanic. He has a slender build,…

GRAB & RUN – SAN JOSE, CA

On 9/30/21. at approximately 8:00 p.m., a grab and run theft occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A subject approached the store and stated she would like to return an item she had purchased two days prior, but she did not have the card she made the purchase with.  While the associate worked with her,…

GRAB & RUN – MORENO VALLEY, CA

On 9/5/21, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a male subject approached a jewelry store and asked if his “chain was here”.  After being informed the store didn’t open until 12:00 p.m., the subject stated he had been helped two days prior and asked if there was any way the store could open the gates for him…

DISTRACTION THEFT – GREENVILLE, NC

On 2/18/21, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a female subject told the sales associate that she was interested in a chain. She picked one out and tried it on. The chain she returned to the sales associate was not the same chain. The sales associate showed the manager the chain and the subject began to argue…

ARMED ROBBERY – MONROE, NC

On 5/9/19, at approximately 3:45 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and displayed weapons. They ordered sales associates to go to the store’s back room. They then asked to be shown the safe. They removed damaged merchandise that was in the safe. They proceeded to ask for showcase keys. They opened the gold showcase…

GUNPOINT SMASH & GRAB – BAYTOWN, TX

On 4/16/19, at approximately 12:45 p.m., four subjects entered a jewelry store and said, “you are about to be robbed.” The subjects then ordered sales associates and employees to remain still and silent. One of the subjects displayed a handgun. They then proceeded to smash the glass on 17 display cases. The subjects took jewelry…

SMASH & GRAB – COLUMBIA, SC

On 4/10/19, at approximately 8:30 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and brandished hammers. They ordered the sales associates to get down. One of the subject’s went to the Inventory Control Office and kicked the door. The subject yelled at sales associates to come out of the room. The subject then smashed display cases…