PSPD Detectives Seek Public’s Help to Identify Second Suspect in Jewelry Store Robbery

PSPD Nab Suspect in Jewelry Store Robbery

Suspect at large

PALM SPRINGS — Anthony Wayne Mathis, 33, of Victorville has been arrested and charged in connection with a downtown jewelry store robbery on Aug. 15.

Through their investigation, PSPD detectives were able to identify a suspect in the jewelry store robbery. Detectives conducted a surveillance operation in Victorville, arrested the suspect, and executed a search warrant at his residence, where they recovered evidence related to the crime.

The suspect was robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Just after 3 p.m. on Aug. 15, PSPD responded to reports of a possible robbery in progress, at a jewelry store, on the 190 block of South Palm Canyon.

Witnesses say two male suspects entered the store with hammers. Shots were fired inside by an employee. Circumstances surrounding what led to the shooting are still under investigation. The suspects ran away on foot and it’s unknown at this time whether or not they got away with any valuables.

Officers searched the surrounding area for the suspects, but they were not located.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect in the crime.  He is described as a black male adult, approximately 6 feet tall, 180-220 pounds, last seen wearing a camouflage-style head covering, white and neon yellow jacket, tan pants, and yellow shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery can contact Detective Alex Doherty at 760-323-8142 or by email at [email protected]. You can also share any anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers at (760) 347-7867.







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  • Mathis and outstanding suspect: PSPD