January 23, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Three Minors Attempt to Rob Santa Monica Jewelry Store With Sledgehammer

Four arrested for armed robbery of Heist Jewelry on Montana Avenue

By Sam Catanzaro

Three minors and an adult have been arrested for attempting to rob a Santa Monica jewelry store armed with a sledgehammer.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on August 15, at about 2:37 pm, officers responded to a call of an armed robbery happening at Heist Jewelry on 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,” said SMPD Lieutenant Candice Cobarrubias.

According to Cobarrubias, the SMPD immediately located the car on the 1100 block of Wilshire Boulevard. 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 getaway 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.

Anybody with information about this incident is encouraged to call Detective Cooper at 310-458-8478 or the Watch Commander line at 310-458-8495 and refer to incident 19-99094.

in News
Related Posts

Preliminary Injunction Granted to Halt Demolition Of Parking Structure 3

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

January 24 hearing set following LA Superior Court Judge ruling By Dolores Quintana The Santa Monica Bayside Owners Association’s (SMBOA)...

Westside Home Prices Rising?

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Redfin report shows 11.1 percent increase in median home prices By Dolores Quintana Are Westside home prices rising?  On the...

Film Review: “Don’t Look Up”

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

FILM REVIEWDON’T LOOK UPRated R138 MinutesReleased December 24th As with other Adam McKay movies, such as Vice and The Big...

Anti-Vaccine and Mask Rally Coming to Santa Monica This Weekend

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Ocean Avenue protest will draw 300-400 people Saturday By Sam Catanzaro 300-400 people are expected to attend an anti-vaccine and...

Popular Taco Spot Coming to Santa Monica

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Tacos Tu Made opening in former Obica space By Dolores Quintana A popular taco spot is opening its first Santa...

Arrest Made in Murder of Brianna Kupfer

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Shawn Laval Smith in police custody By Sam Catanzaro Police have arrested a man suspected of the murder of Brianna...

Police Say Suspect in Brianna Kupfer Murder Case Has Been Seen in Santa Monica

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

UPDATE: Shawn Laval Smith, the suspect responsible for the murder of Brianna Kupfer is in custody, after being located and...

160 Santa Monica City Employees Have Confirmed COVID Infections

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Public Works employees record most cases among workforce By Dolores Quintana Among Santa Monica city employees there are a total...

Effort to Recall LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin Falls Short

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Final tally 1,350 signatures short of required amount  By Dolores Quintana The group that attempted to recall Los Angeles City...

World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing Set to Break Ground

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Crossing over the 101 Freeway set to break ground this spring By Sam Catanzaro The world’s largest wildlife crossing will...

Santa Monica Unified Among Top School Districts in California

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

SMMUSD earns high marks in Niche survey By Sam Catanzaro The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is among the...

Los Angeles Homeless Count Postponed Amid COVID-19 Surge

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

LAHSA count to take place February 23 for Westside By Sam Catanzaro On Friday, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority...

Anti-Semitic Fliers Linking Jewish People to Anti-Vaxx Movement Posted at Santa Monica Schools

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Police investigation incidents at Eddison, Will Rogers, McKinley and Grant elementary schools By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are investigating...

Demolition Delayed For Parking Lot 3 Due to Injunction: Santa Monica Beat – January 17th, 2022

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.*  New Covid Policies For SMMUSD Unvaccinated Students*  Demolition Delayed For Parking Lot...

Tsunami Leaves Santa Monica Undamaged

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Volcanic explosion in Tonga sends small tsunami to West Coast over the weekend By Sam Catanzaro A tsunami that reached...