4 arrested in an armed jewelry store in Arizona

Glendale, Arizona.—Four men were arrested following an armed robbery last week at a Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in Glendale, Arizona.

The Glendale Police Department shared details of the theft on Facebook Publish.

According to police, four men wearing ski masks entered the store on March 16 around 7 p.m.

A woman called 911, telling the operator that the men were armed and holding store employees and customers at gunpoint. Some were held in place with zip ties.

“Inside the store, numerous storefronts were destroyed and glass was smashed,” say documents shared with National Jeweler by the Glendale Police Department.

The suspects stole more than $1.5 million worth of jewelry from the store, police said, along with personal items from the nine people inside the store.

No physical injuries were reported.

Officers arrived during the flight. Three of the men ran out the front door while the fourth fled out the back.

Police arrested the four suspects and recovered the jewelry.

Detectives are taking inventory of the recovered items and said the total value could be over $2 million.

According to police documents, the four suspects are: Monta Lamont Harris, 35, Deandre Donte Haven, 26, Kenneth Ray Walton Jr., 39, and Garry Wayne Freeny, 26.

The four men face charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. Harris and Freeny face additional kidnapping charges while Harris also faces a weapons charge.

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