Police Seek Information About Montrose Jewelry Robbers

No one is arrested in connection with the armed robbery at Honolulu Jewelry Store in Montrose on Saturday morning, according to Glendale police. This armed robbery is the first to happen at a small Montrose business.

Glendale police are still looking for a two to three men, described only by witnesses as black and one wearing a Fed-Ex uniform, who the owner of .

"It’s been very slow working on an identification," Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told Montrose Patch.

The armed robbery is the first to happen in a Montrose jewelry store, Lorenz said. It has also never happened in the immediate or surrounding communities such as, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta or Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division--which patrols nearby Tujunga and Sunland.

"Armed robberies in the past were bank robberies, but never a jewelry store in the past," Lorenz said.

Store employees are now using a doorbell to let customers inside. Several displays no longer have jewelry inside, although police have not disclosed how much jewelry is missing or a damage estimate.

Montrose Patch talked to the owner who said he was OK, but declined to comment further.

The owner attempted to sign for the fake FedEx delivery when the suspect pulled a handgun from the box and hit the owner on his face, according to Glendale Police Department. Investigators are not releasing his name.

The owner had injuries to his face and was treated at a hospital, Sherri Servillo of Glendale police told the Glendale News-Press. He was released for the hospital that day. 

The suspects fled in a light colored vehicle, possibly a Volkswagen Jetta, with paper license plates, according to Glendale police.

Police urge anyone who may have seen suspicious people in the area before the robbery to call Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911 or (818) 548-3987. Contact Detective Mike Wenz of the Robbery-Homicide Unit.


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