20 June 2024
claremont crime

La Verne, CA – A daring smash-and-grab robbery at Rodeo Jewelers on July 1 resulted in a $300,000 jewelry haul. The thieves crashed a white sedan into the store, grabbing valuables with hammers before escaping.

Security video captured the swift operation, where four individuals snatched jewelry and luxury watches. They also turned violent, assaulting the store owner with a chair.

The La Verne City Council and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are offering a combined $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprits.

The suspects fled in a black Nissan Altima sedan with custom rims. Authorities suspect an organized theft ring.

Community support is strong, and officials encourage anyone with information to contact La Verne Police at 909-457-6541 or email detectives@lvpd.org. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or lacrimestoppers.org. Your help can bring justice to the affected family-owned business.