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Press Release: Organized Retail Theft / Violation of Probation 
Agency: Jurupa Valley Sheriff
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: April 9, 2019 Time: 8:00 AM
Incident Date: February 5 – March 19 Time: Various
Incident Location: Cities of Jurupa Valley, Eastvale and Norco
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Ernie Esquibel
File Number(s): Multiple


Garry Gordon

Between February 5, 2019 and March 19, 2019, officers assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department, Norco Sheriff’s Office and Eastvale Police Department investigated multiple thefts of lottery tickets at various businesses in their respective jurisdictions. The suspect would enter different businesses and distract employees. While the employees were distracted, the suspect reached over the counter and stole lottery tickets. The value of the stolen lottery tickets totaled over $2500.00.    

Garry Gordon, a 25-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley was identified as the suspect in these thefts. Gordon was arrested in the City of Jurupa Valley and transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center. Gordon was booked into jail for over eight counts of theft which occurred at different businesses in the cities of Jurupa Valley, Eastvale and Norco.         

This investigation included members assigned to the Jurupa Valley Police Department, the Eastvale Police Department, the Norco Sheriff’s Office, and the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. The investigation is on-going, and it is believed Gordon may be involved in other similar thefts. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Patrick at (951) 955-2600 at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.


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