Police Search For 2nd Jewelry Store Robbery Suspect
LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Loveland are searching for the second suspect in a jewelry store robbery.
The first suspect, Angel Viera-Hernandez of Miami, was arrested early Saturday morning the same day of the robbery.
The Loveland Emergency Communications Center received an alarm call for the Jared jewelry store in Loveland about 2:46 a.m. on Aug. 24.
Police said two suspects used tools to break through an entrance to get inside.
One officer saw a man running from the store across E. Eisenhower Blvd. and behind a 7-Eleven store. The officer found a pile of clothing and watches behind the convenience store.
While officers were cordoning off the evidence the phone rang. It was located inside a pair of pants. After a warrant had been issued for police to search the contents of the phone, they found Viera-Hernandez’s phone number and pictures of people.
At the same time officers were searching the phone a man, later identified as Viera-Hernandez, 23, walked up to the 7-Eleven. He was muddy and wet.
Police made contact him and determined that he matched pictures found on the cell phone. The phone number for the cell was also one that matched the one Viera-Hernandez gave officers when he was arrested for shoplifting at the Macy’s in Loveland on Aug. 22.
Viera-Hernandez was arrested and held on several charges including second-degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools and violation of bail bond conditions.
All 69 high-end watches valued at approximately $200,000 that were reported stolen have been recovered.
Police continue to search for a second suspect. Anyone in who knows Angel Viera-Hernandez or has information about the second suspect or this burglary in general is asked to call Detective Brian Koopman at 970-962-2248.