A fourth suspect was arrested on Wednesday Dec. 26 in connection with a brazen robbery that occurred two weeks earlier on Dec. 12 at the Empire Jewelry and Pawn Shop in Moreno Valley, officials reported today.
Roosevelt Andrew Hernandez, 26, of Compton was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy, gang association, parole violation and using a firearm during the commission of a robbery, Sgt. Kaas stated in a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
The hold-up occurred around 3 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 12 at the Empire Jewelry and Pawn Shop in the 24500 block of Sunnymead Boulevard, just south of the Moreno Valley (60) Freeway, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Witnesses told deputies that five men in ski masks and armed with .22- and .25-caliber handguns forced their way into the shop, robbed it and shot a clerk.
The ensuing chase reached speeds of 100 mph going through Ontario and Pomona, according to the CHP.
The suspects transitioned from the 60 to the southbound Orange (57) Freeway in Diamond Bar and made their way into the city of Fullerton, where the pursuit ended near the Cal State Fullerton campus.
Anyone with additional information regarding this ongoing investigation is urged to contact Investigator Rose with the Moreno Valley Police Department at 951-486-6710.
*City News Service contributed to this report.
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