Photo: Verizon store on Jamacha Road
Rancho San Diego- Two juveniles attempted to rob a Rancho San Diego cell phone store on January 11th, but were met outside the store by police and subsequently arrested.
According to a report from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, two men entered a Verizon Store on the 2800 block of Jamacha Road in Rancho San Diego at about 6:30 p.m. on January 11th.
Police said one of the suspects pointed a gun at the employees and demanded cash from the register and ordered the employees into the back room of the store. There, the suspects demanded that they empty their wallets and forced them to open a safe with a large supply of cell phones.
Prior to the robbery, a witness in the parking lot saw the suspects enter the store wearing ski masks and called police to report a possible burglary.
When the suspects exited the store through the back door to make their escape, police had already set up a perimeter around the location and demanded they surrender. The two juveniles fled back into the store and were arrested leaving the front exit.
Sheriff’s deputies said the two suspects were juveniles aged 16 and 17. Police recovered a firearm and large amounts of cash inside the store that is believed to have been taken during the robbery. None of the employees were injured during the incident.