Glass jewelry cabinet smashed in attempted robbery at Fashion Valley Mall

SAN DIEGO - A would-be thief smashed the glass of a jewelry cabinet at the JCPenney at the Fashion Valley Mall but did not end up taking anything.

The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say two men entered the JCPenney store and walked up to the display case that held diamond jewelry.

After the jewelry clerk walked away, one man smashed a hole in the glass case with what appeared to be the butt of a handgun. When the clerk came back, the men were scared off and ran away. Police say they did not end up taking anything.

One suspect was described as a white male who was wearing a red jacket. No further descriptions were immediately available.

No arrests have been made.

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