Deputies: Man brandishes gun during smash-and-grab in Newhall

A Santa Clarita Valley Sheriffs Station deputy responds to a burglary to a vehicle at the Starbucks on 23327 Lyons Avenue in Newhall, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. According to sheriffs station officials, the burglary suspect shattered the rear passenger window and stole a backpack with a laptop and a cell phone in it. Chris Torres/The Signal

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station are looking for two suspects connected to a reportedly armed smash-and-grab on Monday afternoon near the Starbucks on the 23300 block of Lyons Avenue in Newhall.  

Natalie Arriaga, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, confirmed two men were seen smashing a car window and then reportedly stealing a laptop and a phone from the vehicle.  

The first suspect was described as a man wearing a white hat and a blue bandana. The second suspect was described as a heavy-set man in his 30’s. They both were last seen by witnesses driving a white newer-model Lexus westbound on Lyons toward Interstate 5.  

Arriaga also confirmed that witnesses saw one of the suspects brandish a silver-colored gun of unknown type.  

There is no additional information available at the time of this publication.  

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