3 arrested in robberies of Redlands, Fontana jewelry stores – San Bernardino Sun

Three men have been arrested after two jewelry stores were robbed in Redlands and Fontana.

The robberies took place last week. Two men are in custody and a third is free after posting bail.

In the first theft, on Jan. 24, two people entered Tekin Brothers Jewelers at 9980 Alabama St. in Redlands wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves. They smashed the glass display counter with a hammer and stole jewelry before fleeing, said Carl Baker, a city spokesman.

Then on Jan. 26, the owner of Queens Jewelers, 405 W. Redlands Blvd., told Redlands police that he believes he thwarted a robbery. A man entered, looked around and left, Baker said. The owner saw the man reposition a car, and two more men got out. All were wearing hooded sweatshirts. The owner, believing that the men were going to rob the shop, locked the door, Baker said.

“When the suspects found the door locked, they sprinted back to the waiting car which fled west on Redlands Boulevard, driven by a fourth suspect,” Baker said.

Redlands police then supplied a description of the men and their car to other law enforcement agencies.

About an hour later, Fontana police were called to Lupita’s Jewelers at 11255 Sierra Ave., where the owners reported that two people smashed the display case with hammers and stole merchandise, said Officer Daniel Romero, a department spokesman.

The suspects fled in a Hyundai sedan whose license plates were covered by yellow towels, Romero said. A patrol officer found the car in Colton and was able to pull it over after a short pursuit.

Jaylen Dorshon Voss, 19, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, burglary, attempted burglary, grand theft and conspiracy. Voss posted bail and had not been charged as of Monday, Jan. 30.

Kani Winston Harris, 21, and Kenneth Dawayne Mosley, 23, have pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree robbery, conspiracy and attempted burglary, according to San Bernardino County Superior Court records. The men are in custody.

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