SAN BERNARDINO Calif. – On January 4, 2022, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges with special allegations against five defendants involved in a string of jewelry store smash and grabs in San Bernardino County.
Jahaad Crawford (30), Dalon Laflora (29), Gerald Francis Kay (30), and Jonathan Ivory Williamson (36) were arrested on December 30, 2021, for a smash and grab at an Upland jewelry store. Subsequently, our Office has charged them with PC211 – Second Degree Robbery.
During the investigation it was determined that Laflora and Kay along with Alek Emling (29) were also allegedly involved in a Chino Hills jewelry store robbery which occurred on November 27, 2021. For this specific incident all three defendants have been charged with PC211 – Second Degree Robbery.
Our Office has filed an allegation that the defendants are known gang members or associates of Los Angeles County criminal street gangs. We are alleging that the robbery was committed with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members.
Additionally, defendants LaFlora, Kay and Willliamson all hold prior felony convictions in both San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties. Our office has filed enhancements by using special allegations for prior felony convictions under Penal Code 1170.12(a) – (d) and 667(b).
If convicted of PC211 – Second Degree Robbery and special allegations are found true, the defendants could be sentenced for the maximum amount of time and potentially receive an additional strike on their record.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson’s top priorities are public safety and victim rights. Our Office is committed to using every tool in our prosecutorial toolkits; to include weapon and gang enhancements in pursuit of justice for the residents and business owners of San Bernardino County affected by smash and grab robberies.