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Santa Monica jewelry store robbery: 3rd suspect at large

Tala Jewelry on the 1300 block of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica was robbed on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

April 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search was under way Sunday for a third suspect wanted in a brazen takeover robbery at a jewelry store in Santa Monica.

Officials said three suspects walked into Tala Jewelry on the 1300 block of Montana Avenue just before 5 p.m. At least one handgun was shown.

Santa Monica police officers spotted the robbers as they took off. There was a short pursuit before the suspects crashed their vehicle on the 3300 block of Exposition Boulevard.

The three suspects ran off. Authorities found two of them in a garage and arrested them. The third suspect remained at large.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call Santa Monica police at (310) 458-8491.