Smash and grab robbers in custody

SAN DIEGO, Calif.

Ryan McKnight and Robert Chavira are being held in San Diego County on robbery charges and parole violations.

The pair is suspected in the October robbery of a jewelry store in the Westfield Valley Fair Mall.

The robbers used sledgehammers to break open glass cases and steal a number of items while a surveillance camera rolled.

McKnight and Chavira are also suspects in similar smash and grab robberies from across the state.

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