On Sunday August 25th, 2019, at around 5:00 p.m, officers responded to a 9-1-1- call of a robbery at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto.
Initial reports were that shots were fired. However, officers arrived on scene within minutes and determined that no shots were fired.
The suspects used a sledgehammer to break glass in a showcase at Valliani Jewelers causing the loud noise.
The suspects fled the mall in a vehicle immediately after the robbery with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
Images of the suspects were released on social media and through media outlets across the valley resulting in the identification of the three subjects by an anonymous tip.
As of today, two subjects are in custody. Twenty-two-year-old Phelan Parker was taken into custody Tuesday evening in Stockton after he was located during a traffic stop.
Today, 23-year-old Kyrin McKenzie was located and arrested by MPD Detectives while in Stockton following up on the investigation.
Both are being charged with robbery and conspiracy. MPD is attempting to locate the third suspect, 28-year-old Wilfredo Robles jr. of Stockton for robbery and conspiracy.
Two additional subjects are being sought in connection to this robbery. A fourth subject entered the mall and fled the area with the three responsible for the robbery and a fifth subject is believed to be the getaway driver.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.
(Modesto Police press release)