IRVINE, Calif. – A 20-year-old man suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Irvine was in custody Wednesday.
The suspect walked into a jewelry store at the Irvine Spectrum on Oct. 17 and after looking at an expensive necklace, he suddenly ran out of the store with the necklace, according to Lt. Cathy Scherer of the Irvine Police Department. The store’s employees unsuccessfully tried to stop him and the suspect drove away in a gray Toyota Corolla, Scherer said.
Police posted the description of the car on social media and on Oct. 26 detectives received a tip that led them to the residence of Fredemclave Ishan Benjaminanderson, also known as Fredemclave Ishan Benjamin, of Menifee, where he was taken into custody on Tuesday, Scherer said. Benjamin was booked on robbery and burglary charges.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding it was asked to call Detective Mudassar Mahmood at 949-724-7244.