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4 Arrested in Armed Jewelry Store Robbery in Arizona

CrimeMar 22, 2022

4 Arrested in Armed Jewelry Store Robbery in Arizona

The suspects stole more than $1.5 million worth of jewelry from the store, police say, but there were no reports of any injuries.

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Four men have been arrested following an armed robbery at a Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in Glendale, Arizona last week.
Glendale, Ariz.—Four men have been arrested following an armed robbery last week at a Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in Glendale, Arizona.

The Glendale Police Department shared details of the robbery in a Facebook post.

According to police, four men wearing ski masks entered the store on March 16 around 7 p.m.

A woman called 911, telling the operator the men were armed and held store employees and customers at gunpoint. Some were restrained with zip ties.

“Inside the store, numerous display cases were destroyed, and the glass was smashed out,” stated documents shared with National Jeweler by the Glendale Police Department.

The suspects stole more than $1.5 million worth of jewelry from the store, police said, as well as personal items from the nine individuals inside the store.

There were no reports of physical injury.

Officers arrived while the robbery was taking place. Three of the men ran out the front door while the fourth fled through the back.

Police took all four suspects into custody and recovered the jewelry.

Detectives are taking inventory of the recovered items and said the total value could reach more than $2 million.

According to police documents, the four suspects are: 35-year-old Monta Lamont Harris, 26-year-old Deandre Donte Haven, 39-year-old Kenneth Ray Walton Jr. and 26-year-old Garry Wayne Freeny. 

All four men face charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. Harris and Freeny face additional charges of kidnapping while Harris also faces a weapons charge.

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