Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Suspect Caught by La Mesa Police

Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Suspect Caught by La Mesa Police
Above: Image from scene of robbery | Courtesy of LMPD

“At around 10:50 AM, on April 5, 2024, the La Mesa Police Department received a call of a robbery at a jewelry store, located in the Grossmont Center Shopping Mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. A witness inside the store called 9-1-1 and reported a male suspect entered the store and walked directly to a display case near an employee. The suspect reached underneath his waistband, pulled out a hammer and smashed the glass display case containing watches.

The suspect reached into the shattered case and snatched up several expensive watches, as the employee fled to the rear of the store in fear for her safety. The suspect quickly fled the store and left the area in an unplated gold sedan. La Mesa Police Officers worked in coordination with the Grossmont Center Shopping Mall Security, who was able to quickly view video surveillance of the suspect as he ran from the scene. Through witness statements and the video surveillance, a description of the suspect and his vehicle was broadcast to responding officers.

Moments later, Officer Wilson spotted the suspect driving the vehicle in the 8400 block of Center Drive approaching Jackson Drive. Other officers responded to their location and safely took the suspect into custody in the 8000 block of Fletcher Parkway.

The stolen watches, valued at over $7,000.00, were returned to the jewelry store. No employees were injured in the incident.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Talon Fulcher of San Diego and will be booked into San Diego County Jail on charges of robbery, burglary and grand theft.

The prompt reporting of this incident by the witness and assistance of Grossmont Security footage was instrumental in directing officers to the suspect.”


Originally Published By La Mesa Police Department
Jewelry Store Smash-and-Grab Suspect Caught by La Mesa Police was last modified: April 16th, 2024 by admin
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