Gunmen run away with $500K in jewelry

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Two gunman stole bags containing jewelry from a car in Del Cerro on Dec. 7, 2014. (Crime Stoppers)
Two gunman stole bags containing jewelry from a car in Del Cerro on Dec. 7, 2014. (Crime Stoppers)

SAN DIEGO — Authorities asked the public Thursday for help in identifying two thieves who robbed a man of more than half a million dollars worth of jewelry on a Del Cerro-area roadside last month.

The pistol-wielding bandits confronted the victim about 3:45 p.m. Dec. 7, as he stood by his car near the intersection of Bernadette Lane and Saint Therese Way, San Diego police said.

The suspects then reached into the vehicle and grabbed two bags containing jewelry before fleeing to the west, police said.

Surveillance video of two men who stole $500,000 worth of jewelry on Dec. 7, 2014. (Crime Stoppers)
Surveillance video of two men who stole $500,000 worth of jewelry on Dec. 7, 2014. (Crime Stoppers)

The loss was estimated at more than $500,000, officials said.

The thieves were described as Latinos between 30 and 40 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall. Each was dressed in dark-colored pants and a baseball cap, one white and the other black. One of the men was wearing a blue sweat shirt, and his accomplice had on a gray jacket.

A surveillance camera captured video images of the men.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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