Arrest made in south Sacramento jewelry store ‘smash-and-grabs’

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to two “smash-and-grab” robberies at one south Sacramento jewelry store, according to the sheriff’s office.The thieves got away with over a quarter of a million dollars worth of jewelry.Officials said a group of suspects first hit the business on Christmas Eve last year. Seven people entered the store with hammers and other blunt objects during business hours, breaking display cases. Customers and employees hid in a back room while fearing for their safety, the sheriff’s office said.Two suspects robbed that store again on Feb. 13. They once again entered during business hours and smashed the display cases, grabbing jewelry.The sheriff’s office said around $280,000 worth of jewelry was stolen between the two instances. On Thursday, detectives arrested 19-year-old Julian Lomeli of Stockton in connection to both of the robberies. Detectives are still investigating both robberies and searching for other suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to two “smash-and-grab” robberies at one south Sacramento jewelry store, according to the sheriff’s office.

The thieves got away with over a quarter of a million dollars worth of jewelry.

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Officials said a group of suspects first hit the business on Christmas Eve last year. Seven people entered the store with hammers and other blunt objects during business hours, breaking display cases. Customers and employees hid in a back room while fearing for their safety, the sheriff’s office said.

Two suspects robbed that store again on Feb. 13. They once again entered during business hours and smashed the display cases, grabbing jewelry.

The sheriff’s office said around $280,000 worth of jewelry was stolen between the two instances.

On Thursday, detectives arrested 19-year-old Julian Lomeli of Stockton in connection to both of the robberies.

Detectives are still investigating both robberies and searching for other suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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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.

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