Duo wanted in jewelry store robbery

Duo wanted in jewelry store robbery

Gehrens Jewelers is in this building on North Santa Cruz Avenue, just to the right of Abeo.

LOS GATOS, Calif – The Los Gatos Police Department reported that on Friday, October 16 at around 12:30 pm, officers responded to a call reporting a robbery at Gehrens Jewelers, located at 3 North Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos in the La Cañada Building in the downtown shopping area.

Gehrens Jewelers interior (Google Maps)

Gehrens Jewelers interior (Google Maps)

According to police, “one male and one female entered the store and physically assaulted the victim with a stun gun.”

Using video surveillance footage and an account provided by the victim, the male suspect was described as white, approximately 25-35 years of age, bald and standing 5-feet ten-inches tall. He was described as having a medium build and was wearing baggy blue workout pants with a white stripe.

The female suspect was also described as a white with a medium build, and in her 20’s. She was last seen wearing athletic clothing while carrying a gift bag and multi-colored balloons during the robbery, which helped hide her face.

Sketches of the suspects.

Sketches of the suspects.

Police detectives have since been able to develop a sketch of the potential suspects responsible for the jewelry store robbery. The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department is asking that anyone with potential clues regarding the persons responsible for the robbery call 408-354-8600 to report any information that might help identify and locate these suspects.

Blacy’s Jewelers surveillance image of the two suspects.

Blacy’s Jewelers surveillance image of the two suspects.

The last reported Los Gatos jewelry store robbery before this one occurred in 2012, with police eventually locating the two suspects in Oklahoma. 51-year-old Willie Thompson and 48-year-old Melvin Andrew were charged for the November 27, 2012 armed robbery at Blacy’s Fine Jewelers, at 51 University Avenue in Los Gatos, just a few blocks and around the corner from Gehrens. It took nearly three years to identify the suspects, who had covered their faces with ski masks.

According to CBS San Francisco, “During the ongoing investigation in 2013, detectives received a tip from the State of Oklahoma Narcotics Interdiction Task Force that led to the recovery of evidence related to the robbery.” The pair were arrested on September 9 of this year in Oklahoma, to be sent to Santa Clara County to face the additional charges.

Duo wanted in jewelry store robbery was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by admin
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