Help sought in smash-and-grab


THE PUBLIC’S HELP is being sought in identifying two suspects in a smash-and-grab robbery in Westminster Mall on Monday (WPD image).

The Westminster Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying suspects in a smash-and-grab robbery that took place Monday in a jewelry store in Westminster Mall.

According to the WPD, the incident took place around 3:49 p.m. at the Kay Jewelers. Two suspects entered the store, smashed display cases with a sledgehammer and took jewelry estimated to be worth $200,000.

The suspects are described as:

  • a male Black wearing a green puffy jacket, black pants, gloves and a face mask, carrying an orange backpack;
  • a male Black wearing a black Puma hoodie, black Adidas-style pants, black gloves and a face mask.

The suspect vehicle is described as a gray sedan – possibly a 2020 Toyota Corolla – with a license plate number of MXR5851.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact WPD Detective M. Lopez at (714) 548-3773 or mlopez@westminster-ca.gov.


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