Paso Robles police are searching for a group of alleged serial thieves who burglarized a jewelry store on Tuesday.
At about 6:30 p.m., six individuals entered Siegel’s Jewelry at 739 12th Street, shortly before the store was closing. The group distracted employees and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.
It appears the group is responsible for a series of similar burglaries throughout the state of California, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Paso Robles police are working with other law enforcement agencies to share information and coordinate leads.
Police describe the suspects as a Middle Eastern man in his mid-20s, two middle-aged Middle Eastern women and three other women, who were said to be in their late 20s or 30s. The man was wearing a white fedora hat, blue jeans, a blue jean jacket and a black shirt.
One of the Middle Eastern women was wearing a green fur jacket, and the other was wearing a black shawl and scarf. Among the other three women, one was wearing a green sweatshirt, black hood and a scarf; another was wearing white pants with a floral colored shirt; and the third was wearing a black shawl, white tank top and black dress and was possibly pregnant.
The suspects were possibly driving a white 2004 Toyota Sienna with California license plate number 7DLJ311.
Meanwhile, Santa Maria police are searching for suspects accused of stealing rings from a jewelry store on Monday. It is unclear whether the Santa Maria theft is related to the Paso Robles case.
Santa Maria police, too, released an image of the suspects.