One Suspect Still On The Run; Three In Custody For 2022 Palm Desert Jewelry Store Robbery
Palm Desert Jewelry store robbery suspects from a crime in June 2022. From left to right Rayjon Thornton, Demetrius Thornton, Joshua King, and Karina Ortega. Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept

Three of the four suspects involved with the armed robbery of a jewelry store in Palm Desert in June 2022 are now in custody.

 

On June 28th 2022, three suspects walked into a jewelry store on Highway 111 near San Marcos Avenue in Palm Desert, held the owner at gunpoint, ransacked the store, and ran away.

 

On August 9th 2022, 26 year old Rayjon Thornton of San Pedro was arrested in Commerce California, and 23 year old Demetrius Thornton of Colton was arrested in Adelanto California.

 

On January 4th 2023, 27 year old Joshua King of Compton was arrested in Compton California.

 

22 year old Karina Ortega of Tracy California is still on the lam.

 

Anyone with information on this crime or Ortega’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Grasso at 760-836-1600.

 

 

Palm Desert Jewelry store robbery suspects from a crime in June 2022. From left to right Rayjon Thornton, Demetrius Thornton, Joshua King, and Karina Ortega.

Photo from Riverside County Sheriffs Dept