This is an UPDATE to the Attempt Murder Investigation that occurred on 01/22/2014 at Hamlin Jewelers located at 2234 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon. Based on this ongoing investigation it appears the suspect entered the business on the ruse to buy merchandise. He assaulted the victim with the hammer end of a hatchet in an apparent attempt to rob the business. The suspect fled the business to a waiting vehicle which was previously described in the earlier press release as a tan colored Toyota 4-Runner, with a possible partial license plate of 4XU245. The suspect vehicle is now believed to be possibly silver in color. This vehicle is believed to have been driven by an unidentified accomplice of the suspect.
The victim’s injuries in this case were significant and more severe than original thought. The victim is in stable condition however still remains hospitalized.
The El Cajon Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in the vicious attack of the owner of the Hamlin Jewelers. Surveillance photos of the suspect who assaulted the business owner have been posted on the El Cajon Police Department Web Page.