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3 Suspects in Beverly Hills Smash-and-Grab Robbery Arrested

CrimeSep 27, 2022

3 Suspects in Beverly Hills Smash-and-Grab Robbery Arrested

A total of four suspects are now in custody with police still on the lookout for the remaining two.

Beverly Hills police have arrested three out of as many as six suspects wanted in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery of a jewelry store earlier this year. The department said it will continue its investigation until all suspects are apprehended.
Beverly Hills, Calif.—The Beverly Hills Police Department recently arrested three of as many as six suspects wanted in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery of a jewelry store this spring.

On the afternoon of March 22, officers responded to reports of a robbery at Luxury Jewels of Beverly Hills.

Six suspects, all wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, exited a vehicle with axes, sledgehammers, and crowbars in hand, said the BHPD in a Facebook post.

The tools were used to smash the storefront window and grab several pieces of high-end jewelry. The suspects then sped away in a second getaway car.

Store owner Peter Sedghi told KTLA he pushed the panic button and instructed his staff to get down on the floor. He did not provide an exact loss amount but said it could be up to millions of dollars.

After collecting evidence, including video surveillance from private and public cameras, the investigators were able to identify the getaway vehicle and the suspects involved, said BHPD.

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The BHPD coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to secure arrest warrants for three of the suspects.

On Sept. 21, the BHPD and FBI tactical teams arrested two suspects in Long Beach, California, including a juvenile.

During the arrest of the adult suspect, police uncovered a 9mm handgun and a high-capacity magazine.

A third suspect from Gardena, California, was arrested overnight by California Highway Patrol Officers during a traffic stop in Barstow.

A fourth suspect was already in custody for an unrelated offense.

Evidence connecting the suspects to the robbery was found during the tactical operations, said BHPD.

In a video on its Facebook page, Chief Mark Stainbrook said, “BHPD will tirelessly pursue every lead in order to bring criminals to justice. We will not tolerate crime in our city.”

The investigation is ongoing and will not conclude until the remaining suspects have been arrested and booked, said BHPD.

Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.
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