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4 held in connection with attempted jewelry store robbery in O.C.

September 7, 2011 |  9:33 pm

San Juan Capistrano jewelry store
Authorities in Orange County said Wednesday that four suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempted  jewelry robbery in San Juan Capistrano in June that left two would-be robbers dead after they were shot by employees.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department is scheduled to announce the details of the arrests at a news conference Thursday afternoon at its headquarters in Santa Ana.

During the robbery attempt, gunfire broke out at Monaco Jewelers, 33955 Doheny Park Road, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies launched a manhunt after the incident, searching and evacuating area stores and setting up roadblocks.


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Photo: Orange County coroner's officials remove the body of one of two men shot and killed during an attempted robbery  in June at a jewelry store in San Juan Capistrano.

Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times