Suspects in Anthem armed robbery arrested in California after car chase

Jul 17, 2022, 4:21 PM | Updated: 7:03 pm
Mathew Jones and Helen Simmons (Huntington Beach Police Department Photos)...
Mathew Jones and Helen Simmons (Huntington Beach Police Department Photos)
(Huntington Beach Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX — Two suspects in an armed robbery that took place at an Anthem jewelry store earlier this week were found in California after a car chase early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Mathew Jones and 18-year-old Helen Simmons, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release on Sunday.

They were taken into custody by the Huntington Beach Police Department after the vehicle pursuit and booked on various felony charges related to the armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, authorities said.

Jones is being held on a $1 million bond, while Simmons is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Surveillance video of the incident shows Simmons and Jones allegedly entering the store near Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway on Tuesday dressed completely in black and wearing motorcycle helmets.

One appeared to point a gun at people inside the store, while the other allegedly used a hammer to smash display case glass, according to the video.

Police responded to the incident and found an employee with gunshot wounds, who was taken to the hospital where he remained in stable condition.

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Suspects in Anthem armed robbery arrested in California after car chase