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3 jewelry bandits wanted in takeover robbery

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two takeover robbery bandits and their getaway driver are on the loose after a holdup at a jewelry store.Oxnard Police say two men walked into the 5 De Mayo Jewelry store in the 100 block of West Channel Islands Boulevard on Wednesday, May 19 at 12:30 p.m. They requested an item, and an employee went to the back of the store to retrieve it. One of the robbers followed the employee, pulled out a gun, and tied up two employees.

The suspects took off with several items of jewelry, cash and two weapons from inside the business. The suspects fled the scene in a blue van that was waiting outside.

Officers located the vehicle abandoned near a carwash at Bryce Cyn and Saviers Road. Oxnard Police say the van was stolen out of Hawthorne on an unknown date.

If anyone has information about the robbery they are requested to call Detective Roger Garcia at (805) 385-7688 or Ventura County Crime stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.