Armed Robbery - Heist Jewelry
August 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Santa Monica, CA – On August 15, 2019 at about 2:37 pm, officers responded to a call of an Armed Robbery happening at Heist Jewelry in the 1200 block of Montana Avenue. A suspect whose face was covered was holding a sledgehammer when he entered into the store and smashed a jewelry display case. The owner immediately intervened and was able to push the suspect outside of the store. A second suspect carrying a sledgehammer approached the owner and struck him with it. The owner sustained minor injuries from the attack. The suspects fled the area in an awaiting car. Witnesses called the 911 communications center providing information on the suspect’s vehicle and last direction of travel.
Santa Monica Police officers immediately located the car in the 1100 block of Wilshire Blvd. A felony traffic stop was conducted on the car and all three suspects were taken into custody without incident. A fourth suspect who did not make it in time to the get away car was located in the area of Euclid and Idaho. Evidence of the crime was found and taken into police custody.
Out of the four suspects, three of them are juveniles. The adult was booked for Conspiracy to commit a crime, Assault with a deadly weapon and Robbery. The juveniles were booked with Conspiracy to commit a crime, Robbery and Assault.
If anyone has any additional information on the incident, we ask you call Detective Cooper at 310-458-8478 or the Watch Commander line at 310-458-8495.
Please refer to incident 19-99094.