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Jeweler Thwarts Suspected Power-Cutting Burglars

Two people were arrested.

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A jeweler in Yorba Linda, CA, thwarted suspected burglars who he believes cut power to his store.

David Heyman and his wife were driving past their business, David Hayman Jewellers, on a Sunday when they noticed the power was out, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Heyman became suspicious and called police.

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance recently issued a “code red” amid a string of jewelry-store burglaries in which the culprits cut power lines. The organization said it has identified 50 cases of such burglaries at U.S. jewelry stores in 2019.

“The special task force that called me a half-hour later was convinced it was these burglars coming again,” Heyman was quoted saying.

Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies hid in the store, and at about 3 a.m., their wait paid off. Two suspects “came in through the front door with a crowbar, damaging two cases, and bolted when they saw the deputies,” according to CBS Los Angeles.

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Deputies apprehended two suspects, both of whom are Chilean nationals. Other suspects remain at large.

Read more at CBS Log Angeles

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