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Violent jewelry store robbery caught on tape

February 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A violent robbery at a Mission Viejo jewelry store was caught on surveillance video.

A clerk was thrown to the floor, but she wasn't seriously injured. The store owner was pistol-whipped and was hospitalized with serious head injuries.

The two robbers took approximately $100,000 worth of jewelry from Rita's Jewelry.

The suspects were described as African-American, and one of them was described about 6 feet 3 inches tall.

Investigators believe the suspects also robbed a jewelry store in Laguna Niguel on Jan. 20.