Two men armed with blunt objects stole upwards of $80,000 of jewelry in a smash-and-grab robbery at a business inside a Moreno Valley market on Friday, Sept. 2.
Just before 3 p.m., the suspects entered the business in the Cardenas Market in the 25000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard, off Perris Boulevard and south of the 60 Freeway. The suspects carried hammers or similar objects to break open a display case, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Edward Soto.
The business is not a jewelry store, but had a case containing jewelry, Soto said.
There were no injuries reported, and neither of the suspects were seen carrying guns.
A jewelry store in Montclair was also hit by smash-and-grab robbers last week, and a three-person robbery crew hit a West Covina jewelry store a day after.
In July, a similar smash-and-grab robbery took place at a Cardenas Market in Fontana.
It was not immediately clear if this most recent case was related to other smash-and-grab robberies. There were no arrests announced on Saturday.