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Los Feliz robbery suspect takes off with $46K earrings

A bold robbery suspect was caught on camera running off with a pair of $46,000 earrings at a store in Los Feliz.
November 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A bold jewelry store robbery in Los Feliz was caught on camera, and police hope someone will recognize the suspect.

James Ta, the owner of Pleasantry Jewelers, says he was lured away from the store Saturday by a caller claiming he wanted to see a piece of jewelry at another location.

Ta left, and two employees remained in the store. That's when a man came in for an appointment to look at some diamond earrings, worth $46,000. Each earring weighs 1 carat.

The man distracted the clerk, suddenly grabbed the earrings and ran out of the store. The employees tried to chase after him.

Ta says he's glad his employees were not hurt.

"I hope this guy gets caught," he said.

The LAPD is asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact them.