Fashion Fair Mall has been the site of a series of crimes in recent months, including several shooting incidents.

A jewelry theft at Fresno’s Fashion Fair Mall in broad daylight on Friday afternoon sent shoppers fleeing in panic.

This is the second such incident at the mall in less than two months.

In both incidents, no shots were fired, but frightened shoppers mistook the sound of the thieves breaking glass as that of gunshots.

Fresno police say during Friday’s incident, three suspects entered a jewelry store inside the mall. One smashed the glass case with a hammer, and the two others stole merchandise.

Police have detained one person and some of the stolen items have been recovered. They are still looking for the other two suspects.

VR Niti Sejpal