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Westminster watch robbery suspect caught

This still image from Google Maps shows the location of the jewelry store targeted by a robbery suspect in Westminster on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Google Maps)
September 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 32-year-old Newport Beach man was arrested for allegedly stealing a high-end watch from a Westminster jewelry store.

Westminster police received a report of shots fired at the Asian Garden Mall at 9200 Bolsa Ave. at about 4 p.m. Friday.

Investigators say a suspect entered the Tick Tock jewelers inside the mall and stole a high-end wristwatch and fled the store on foot. The store owner chased the suspect to a nearby parking lot, where a struggle ensued and several gunshots were fired by the store owner.

The suspect fled the area in a dark colored vehicle. The store owner suffered minor injuries from the confrontation.

Monday, Westminster detectives received a tip about a person trying to sell the stolen watch at a store in Tustin. A store employee had read about the Westminster robbery in the newspaper and alerted authorities. The suspect was stalled at the location until Tustin and Westminster police arrived on scene.

After gathering information, authorities arrested Travis Lambright. He was booked at Orange County Jail on robbery charges. The watch, a $9,400 Omega, was recovered.


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