Uptown Whittier jewelry store robbery foiled by armed owner; suspect arrested

WHITTIER — A West Covina man fled empty-handed and ended up behind bars Thursday after he tried to rob an Uptown Whittier jewelry store at knifepoint, but was foiled when the owner confronted him with a gun,police said.
Dylan McIntyre-Briseno, 22, was booked on suspicion of robbery following the incident after a police officer spotted him boarding a bus to flee the scene, Whittier police Lt. Steve Dean said.
The ill-fated crime took place about 12:45 p.m. at Covenant Diamonds, 6752 Greenleaf Avenue, Dean said.
The suspect entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded several gold chains that were on display in a cabinet, the lieutenant said.
“The owner approached him with a gun, at which time the suspects decided to leave the location,” Dean said.
A police officer saw the suspect — later identified as McIntyre-Briseno — as he boarded a bus at Painter Avenue and Walnut Street, he said. Police pulled over the bus and arrested McIntyre-Briseno without a struggle.

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email