Photo released of local jewelry store robber


Local jewelry store robbery suspect sought for reward

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Robbery Unit are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a male suspect wanted for armed robbery.

On January 27, 2009, at about 5 p.m., a Middle Eastern male entered the Jewelry Passion shop on Prospect Street, threatened the clerk with a handgun and stole about 20 rings from the shop.

The suspect is a Middle Eastern male in his late 30s to early 40s and 185 to 190 lbs. He has short, light brown hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a blue Chargers cap with a yellow bolt on the front, a khaki colored, button down shirt, blue jeans, black leather shoes and a stainless steel watch. The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect left on foot.

Anyone with any information on the suspect in this case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Anonymous text messages and email tips can be sent via the Crime Stoppers Web site at

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.