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Garden Grove : 2 Arrested in $40,000 Holdup of Jewelry Store

Police have arrested two people suspected of robbing a Garden Grove jewelry store of $40,000 in gold and jewelry, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Garden Grove Police Sgt. Scott Jordan said Santa Ana Patrolman Roger Benoit arrested the two suspects at 4 p.m. Wednesday, only 15 minutes after the robbery at Bao Ngoc Jewelry Store at 9577 Bolsa Ave.

He said about $20,000 in jewelry believed taken from the store was recovered when Tien Van Nguyen, 18, of Westminster and a 15-year-old boy were arrested.

Jordan said the Santa Ana patrolman made the arrest after he stopped the two at the intersection of 5th and Fairview streets.

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Nguyen was booked into the Orange County Jail and charged with armed robbery. Bail was set at $50,000. The youth was taken to Juvenile Hall, Jordan said.


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