Thursday, July 1, 2010

Robbery at Ben Bridge

Two suspects were able to get away with an amount of jewelry Tuesday evening from the Ben Bridge Jewelers located in the Westfield Shoppingtown, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue. At about 8:00 pm, a male suspect entered the store and asked a sales clerk about appraisals. Shortly thereafter, a second suspect entered the store and both suspects walked behind display cases. A sales clerk confronted the pair at which time one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded keys to the display cases. The suspects were unsuccessful in unlocking the cases and then smashed several display cases open, grabbing jewelry from within. The suspects then fled from the store and were seen entering a white Dodge Charger with black paper plates. Neither clerk was injured in the robbery.

The suspects were described as male African-Americans, early 20's, tall and thin, one wearing a white button down long sleeve shirt, baggy jeans, a cream colored ball cap, and white tennis shoes. The second suspect was similarly dressed but wearing a dark jacket and dark colored tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on these suspect is asked to call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160. Reference case #10-3497.

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