Three suspects were arrested in Long Beach, California, on Wednesday in connection to a jewelry store robbery that took place earlier this year, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.
The suspects — Deshon Bell of Long Beach, Jimmy Lee Vernon of Gardena, and a third unidentified juvenile — were arrested as Beverly Hills police and FBI tactical teams conducted simultaneous arrest warrants at three different locations across Long Beach.
Bell was arrested and booked for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy. Vernon was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers in Barstow and was charged with robbery. The unidentified juvenile was arrested and booked by the BHPD for Commercial Burglary.
The suspects are believed to be involved in a robbery on South Beverly Drive that took place on March 22, where an undisclosed number of suspects wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts allegedly stole millions of dollars in jewelry and high-end watches.
Ladell Tharpe of Los Angeles, who was already in custody for an unrelated offense, was also charged with robbery in connection with the same incident.
BHPD said a 9 mm handgun and a high-capacity magazine were recovered from the location where Bell was arrested.
Police also located and collected evidence connecting the suspects to the robbery during the warrant, they said…. (Read more)