Smash and grab robbers deploy bear spray against jewelers and security guard

Palmdale, CA – On September 28, 2023, at 12:06 p.m., a group of three robbers entered a jewelry store. One of the subjects began spraying the store’s security guard with bear spray. The subject then sprayed other employees.

The second subject began smashing showcases. A third subject proceeded to grab jewelry from the display cases, and place them into a plastic bin.

The subjects then quickly escaped from the store. Watch the video below to see the crime. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at or 212-687-0328.


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