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Police Search for Men Suspected of Stealing Gold Chain in Chula Vista

The suspects yanked a gold chain off the victim's neck in front of a bank in Chula Vista

Police are searching for two robbery suspects who stole a gold chain from a victim in Chula Vista.

According to Chula Vista police (CVPD), the victim drove by the suspects at the Otay Ranch Mall in Chula Vista on Friday. The suspects shouted comments at the victim that the victim believes were derogatory and racially motivated.

He yelled back at them while driving away and thought the interaction was over, police said.

Shortly after, they met again in a nearby parking lot located in front of the Navy Federal Credit Union on the 1400 block of Eastlake Parkway, said police. When the suspects saw the victim and his friends, they came over to him.

While towering over the victim and pushing against him, the suspects pulled the victim's gold chain from his neck and took off. They drove away in a gray Dodge Challenger packed with several other men, according to police.

Police described the first suspect as a man in his early 30's, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds, with his hair tied into a small bun. The second man was in his early 30's, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 270 pounds, with his long hair tied back in a bun.

The victim had a "dash cam" installed in his car which captured the incident on video, according to police.

Anyone with information related to this crime can call Chula Vista police or Detective Anthony Molina at (619)691-5178.

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