SHOPPERS were told to shelter in place during a smash and grab robbery at the Brea Mall.
Brea Police Department officials are at the scene in the Brea Mall, where a robbery scared shoppers and caused chaos.
Two male suspects used hammers to smash glass boxes in a Kay Jewelers store and stole the jewelry.
Several merchants who heard the hammers hitting the glass mistaken for the sound of gunshots, causing them to flee.
Shoppers were told to shelter in place when police arrived on the scene.
The suspects were not found, and police are asking the public to avoid the mall and the area around it.
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