Garden Grove

Freeway jewel heist nets $560k

AN ESTIMATED $560,000 worth of jewels was stolen in a daring robbery on a Garden Grove Freeway offramp on Thursday (Shutterstock).

Jewelry valued at over a half-million dollars was taken in a daring freeway robbery Thursday afternoon in Garden Grove.

According to Detective Sgt. Mark Lord of the GGPD, the incident took place on the eastbound offramp of the Garden Grove Freeway at Magnolia Street.

Police were called at around 12:41 p.m. regarding the incident. A vehicle transporting $560,000 in jewelry had exited the freeway lanes and was stopped at the red light at the end of the ramp.

A silver van stopped directly in front of the victim’s vehicle, and three male suspects jumped out of the van. They smashed the rear windows, reached into the rear seat of the victim’s vehicle and grabbed a bag containing the jewelry.

The three suspects ran back into the van and the victim gave chase in his automobile, colliding with the van at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Trask Avenue.  The victim’s vehicle was disabled and the suspects fled the scene.

According to GGPD, the suspects were described as males of an unknown race and approximately 30 years old.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who  has any information about it is asked to call Detective Dennis Wardle at (714) 741-5837 or GGPD investigations at (714) 741-5800.

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