5 arrested for ransacking San Bernardino County mall

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Five suspects were arrested after escaping with thousands of dollars worth of items from the Ontario Mills shopping mall.

On May 8, Ontario police responded to reports of a group of masked robbers running into the Polo Ralph Lauren store near the mall’s south entrance.

Security video captured the armed suspects, wearing white masks and dark clothing, ransacking the store and grabbing as much merchandise as they could hold. 

The suspects then fled the store in a getaway car before police could arrive. They escaped with around $5,000 worth of merchandise, police said.

Authorities gathered information on the getaway car and discovered the vehicle was related to a theft that Montclair police was also investigating.

A search warrant was served at a suspect’s home where all the stolen merchandise was located. Police also found three firearms in the house, one of which was stolen. 

In total, five suspects were arrested and booked on numerous felony charges. Their identities were not released.

“We are dedicated to serving and protecting our community,” Ontario police said.” We will continue to make every resource available to our officers to deter and arrest criminals who commit crimes in the City of Ontario.”

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.