SHOPPERS were told to shelter in place during a smash and grab robbery at the Brea Mall.
Officers from the Brea Police Department are on the scene at the Brea Mall where a robbery frightened shoppers causing chaos.
Two male suspects used hammers to smash glass cases inside a Kay Jewelers store and stole the jewelry.
Several shoppers who heard the hammers striking the glass mistook it for the sound of gunshots, causing them to flee.
Shoppers were told to shelter in place as police arrived on the scene.
The suspects have not been located, and police are asking the public to avoid the mall and the area surrounding it.