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News Release

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Media Relations

Jewelry Store Robbers Sought

Los Angeles: A jewelry store was robbed by two gunmen and they were caught on surveillance camera.

On September 29, 2008, at around 3:15 p.m., two suspects entered Gold Star Jewelry located at 587 South Faifax Boulevard. The suspect both drew handguns and pointed them at employees and patrons. While one of the suspects fired a single shot, the other suspect smashed the display cases and removed property. The suspects then ran out of the store.

Both suspects were described as Black men, approximately 25-30 years of age. They were about 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” tall and weighing 150-180 pounds.

Fortunately no one was injured during this brazen take-over robbery. The suspects should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. (This robbery is not believed to be related to a similar robbery that occurred in nearby Beverly Hills.)

Photographs of the suspects are available through Media Relations Section.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Wilshire Robbery Detectives Natalie Humpherys or Fernando Avila at 213-922-8205. After hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855). Callers may also remain anonymous by texting “CRIMES” with a cell phone or by logging on to and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone always begin the message with “LAPD.”