On 03/19/2018, the Escondido Police Department responded to reports of commercial burglaries at two local jewelry stores. In both incidents, as many as ten suspects entered into the jewelry stores at one time. Upon entering the store, the large group of suspects work to distract the store employees. Once the employees are distracted, a female suspect sneaks into the rear of the business, searching for loose gold and jewelry.
These groups are organized, sophisticated and operate in a structured manner to further their criminal behavior.
We believe that these same suspects have targeted other businesses throughout the region and have been successful in stealing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry. These suspects are believed to be travelling in a silver mini-van, possibly a Honda Odyssey.
Escondido Police detectives are seeking assistance with the identification of these suspects. Please contact the Escondido Police Detective Mike Martinez at (760) 839-4739 if you may have information on these suspects. Anonymous tips can be left by calling our Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477).