4 men arrested in $1.5M Glendale jewelry store robbery

Mar 17, 2022, 9:32 AM | Updated: 9:59 pm

L-R: Garry Wayne Freeny, Monta Lamont Harris, Deandre Donte Haven, Kenneth Ray Walton Jr. (Glendale...

L-R: Garry Wayne Freeny, Monta Lamont Harris, Deandre Donte Haven, Kenneth Ray Walton Jr. (Glendale Police Department Photos)

(Glendale Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX – Four men were arrested after robbing a Glendale jewelry store during business hours Wednesday night and taking more than $1.5 million worth of items, authorities said.

Garry Wayne Freeny, Monta Lamont Harris, Deandre Donte Haven and Kenneth Ray Walton Jr. face various felony charges in the robbery where nine people were held hostage.

The monetary value of the items may increase to $2 million as detectives were still taking inventory, the Glendale Police Department said in a press release on Thursday.

A person called 911 around 7 p.m. and told authorities the men were armed and held both store employees and customers at gunpoint in the Jared at Arrowhead Towne Center near Bell Road and 75th Avenue.

The caller added the men tied some people up using zip ties.

The men then took jewelry from the store and personal items from the victims before fleeing as officers arrived.

Three of the men ran out the front door and the fourth ran out the back, authorities said, but each was captured.

No victims reported any physical injuries.

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4 men arrested in $1.5M Glendale jewelry store robbery