• Warrant issued for suspected robber: Bail set at $3 million

    On Jan. 13, 2015, the Monterey County District Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for James Kevin Johnson of Los Angeles in connection with the February 2013 armed robbery of Hesselbein’s Jewelry Store in the Crossroads in Carmel. Bail was set at $3 million.

    On February 8, 2013 two black men posing as utility workers brandished a semi-automatic handgun, tied up employees and robbed Hesselbein’s of about $200,000 in jewelry. The men told employees they were utility workers there to repair a gas leak. Both were wearing white hard hats and orange reflective safety vests.

    Johnson is currently in custody in San Luis Obispo County on unrelated drug trafficking charges. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. Martin Opseth with the Monterey County Sheriff’s office.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 14, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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