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Posted on: July 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Smash and Grab Burglary

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Josh Hephner

File # TE231950137


On July 14, 2023, at 5:07 p.m., Riverside Sheriff’s Southwest Station deputies responded to a business in the 40800 Block of Winchester Road in the City of Temecula, reference a smash and grab burglary. There were additional reports of a possible shooting at the location. Upon arrival, deputies learned two suspects entered the business and used hammers to smash glass display cases and steal an undetermined amount of jewelry. The suspects fled before deputies’ arrival. It was determined a shooting did not occur and no one was injured during the incident.

The Southwest Station’s Robbery/Burglary Suppression Team (RBST) responded and assumed the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy G. Mitchell of the Southwest Station RBST Team at (951) 696-3419 or

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