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Police searching for suspects in string of jewelry store robberies

Smash and Grab Probe
Robbery probe
Posted at 3:32 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 22:20:49-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police believe that the same two suspects committed four robberies at San Diego, La Mesa, and Carlsbad jewelry stores.

The first robbery happened around 6:25 p.m. on October 18 at Kay Jewelers at 1640 Camino Del Rio North in Mission Valley. According to police, the suspects smashed two display cases and stole several gold necklaces.

On November 16 at 6:46 p.m., police believe the same two suspects robbed Daniel's Jewelers located at 8240 Mira Mesa Blvd. in the Mira Mesa neighborhood. According to police, one suspect acted as a lookout while the other suspect smashed a glass display case with a hammer and stole several gold chains. Witnesses say they saw both men running towards the north parking lot behind the store.

The third robbery happened around 4:44 p.m. on November 29 at Daniel's Jewelers at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa. According to police, the suspects distracted the clerk as one of them reached into an open display case and stole several gold chains.

On December 7 at 6:44 p.m., police believe the same two suspects robbed Kay Jewelers located inside the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. According to police, one suspect used a hammer to break a display case. The second suspect then entered the business, stole several gold jewelry pieces, and placed them inside a bag.

The two robbers were described as black males in their 20s to 30s, each about 6 feet tall. One of the suspects has a tattoo on his left or right arm.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.