A Santa Rosa jewelry store was robbed on Wednesday by two men, including one carrying a gun, who also stole a customer’s wallet, police said.
The flight was reported around 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at a store in the Santa Rosa Plaza mall.
One man smashed jewelry cases and seized merchandise while the other, who had a handgun, guarded the customer, Santa Rosa police say.
They fled via a furniture store that opens onto A Street, police said, adding that they fled with possessions worth “thousands” of dollars.
These men wore black clothes and had masks covering their faces.
Investigators believe they entered the mall through the A Street furniture store, where an older model Lexus ES 300 was seen driving back and forth just before the robbery.
Police say it “may” be related to the theft and they want to question his driver. It was late 1990s or early 2000s, black and gray, and had a fake license plate.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund for information leading to arrests.
Police say anyone with information can use the online tip line at srcity.org/crimetips.
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