Southern California – Thieves dressed as an Amazon worker and a security guard pistol-whipped a jewelry store employee in Rancho Cucamonga last weekend.
The violent robbery took place last Saturday at about 2:40 pm at Gemma’s Jewelers, Fox News reported.
The two suspects, Christopher Lamar, 28, and Angel Olvera, 23, were arrested, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said.
According to police, the thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry after repeatedly hitting a female employee with a pistol.
The employee was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for her injuries.
Fox News reported:
Surveillance footage caught the moment two robbers pistol-whipped a California jewelry store employee.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, at about 2:40 p.m, two armed suspects entered Gemma’s Jewelers in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
The two suspects, Christopher Lamar, 28, and Angel Olvera, 23, were allegedly dressed as an Amazon worker and a security guard.
Surveillance footage shows clients and employees alike cowering behind the store’s glass cases as the suspects charge toward the fine jewelry.
The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department said that one of the suspects repeatedly pistol-whipped one of the employees in broad daylight.
The suspects fled from the store, making off with thousands of dollars worth of stolen jewelry.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, law enforcement located Lamar in San Bernardino. Lamar was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
And on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, Olvera was located in Rancho Cucamonga and taken into custody. Olvera was also booked at the West Valley Detention Center where they both remain, awaiting a court hearing.
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