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Palmdale Precious Metal Palming Perpetrators


Palmdale Sheriff''s Station Reaching out to Jewelry Stores; Beware of these Precious Metal Palming Perpetrators!

Palmdale Station Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals wanted for grand theft, that occurred on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 12:40 p.m.
 

The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic approximately 5’6”-5’9” and weighs approximately 160-170 pounds.
 

The second suspect is described as a female Hispanic approximately 5’5”-5’8” and weighs approximately 170-180 pounds.
 

The female suspect distracts the employee, while the male steals the gold items by palming them off the displays. Both suspects speak Spanish and appear to be working together. The suspects took approximately $4,000 in jewelry items from a Pawn Shop in Palmdale on May 26, 2018. After stealing the jewelry, the suspects left in a newer model black GMC midsize SUV.
 

Video shows close up of the actual crime and how the suspects were able to successfully commit the crime. Pay attention to video at :25 and :55 seconds mark, and watch the male’s hand on top of screen palm the merchandise.


To view full video surveillance footage of the theft, click on the following link (if you are unable to click on link, copy and paste the URL onto your browser): https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment/posts/2233164086710492.  
 

Anyone with information about this incident or witnesses are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Palmdale Sheriff's Station, Detective Day at (661) 272-2610. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.