Suspects release chemicals, rob jewelry store
GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Glendale police are investigating a robbery at the Tanger Outlets involving suspects who reportedly released chemicals at a jewelry store and then robbed the shop.
Deputies say it's possible the same suspects who robbed a Tiffany jewelry store in Tucson may have committed the crime in Glendale.
The robbery in Glendale happened near 95th Avenue and Bethany Home Road at about 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Police say three men walked into the Helzberg Diamond outlet store and released some sort of chemical. The suspects then robbed the store, police say, and took off with jewelry from the shop.
Hazmat teams responded to the incident to help ventilate the building. There were no reports of any injuries.
Earlier on Saturday at 10:20 a.m., Pima County Sheriff's deputies investigated a robbery at Tiffany and Co. at Campbell and Skyline Drive. Surveillance photos from that crime have been released.
Glendale police say they are waiting on the surveillance video from the jewelry store to make a visual comparison.