Detective Steve Ashkar of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation released a sketch this morning of a suspect sought in the robbery of a local jewelry store on November 7 shortly after noon.
According to Ashkar, the incident occurred in the 300 block of South Main Avenue.
“Right now we know that the suspect was an Hispanic male, age 25 to 30 years, 5′ 6″ tall, 170 lbs., with tattoos and wearing a lot of jewelry,” said Ashkar. The suspect has a tattoo on one of his forearms that depicts a Madonna-like image with the name “Consuelo” written in green-colored ink.
Ashkar said the suspect had glasses on when he entered the store on the day of the theft, but was confirmed to be the same man that entered the store the day before, without glasses.
“He evidently cased the store the day before,” said Ashkar.
Ashkar said the suspect got away with a diamond ring valued at approximately $2,000.
“The suspect fled in a silver Nissan Altima with two other Hispanic males,” said Ashkar.
Ashkar said the thief “sarcastically thanked the owner for the ring as he ran out of the store.”
A full investigation into the crime is underway.
“The important thing was that no one got hurt,” said Ashkar.
(previous story, Nov. 7, 2012, 1 p.m.)
EARLY UNCONFIRMED REPORT: Suspects rob jewelry store of diamond ring; take off in gray-colored Nissan
FALLBROOK – An early report has been received by the Village News that two suspects have been involved in a robbery at a jewelry store in downtown Fallbrook a short time ago. In a fragmented report, it appears the suspects may have grabbed a diamond ring and then exited the store and left the area in a vehicle described as a silver, 4-door Nissan Altima. The suspects have initially been described as Hispanic males. One is described as being 5-foot, 9-inches tall weighing approx. 210 lbs with a tattoo on his forearm, wearing blue jeans, earrings in both ears, and wearing Ray Ban glasses.
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