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Posted on: January 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Robbery



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Robbery
Station Area:Palm Desert
Written Date:January 22, 2020Time:4:00 PM
Incident Date:January 22, 2020Time:12:34 PM
Incident Location:74-800 Block of Technology Drive, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Francisco Velasco
File Number(s):T200220104

On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 12:34 pm, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to a robbery at Pawnshield Fine Jewelry and Loan, located in the 74-800 block of Technology Dr., Palm Desert. A female entered the business and pepper sprayed the store clerk and fled with jewelry. As the deputies were responding, the suspect vehicle was located fleeing the scene of the robbery. A traffic enforcement stop was initiated by deputies and two subjects were detained, which were later positively identified by the victim.

Jennifer Andrews
Richard Gonzales

The Palm Desert Business District Team assumed the investigation and the suspects’ vehicle was impounded and a search warrant was authored to search the contents of the vehicle, where the pepper spray used in the robbery and the jewelry taken were recovered. Jennifer Andrews, 36 of Yucaipa, and Richard Gonzales, 28 of San Bernardino, were booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Marcel Stuhrmann at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T200220104.

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

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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