3 Masked Men Rob Tustin Jeweler And Take ‘Significant Amount’

TUSTIN (CBS) — Three masked men robbed a Tustin jeweler Friday afternoon and police said the thieves got away with a “significant amount.”

The robbery occurred inside the District at Tustin Legacy shopping center.

Tustin Police Lieutenant Tom Tarpley said a jeweler was parking his red Hyundai Elantra near a Whole Foods store just after 2 p.m.

Tarpley said one of the men smashed the car’s window and took a “significant amount” of gems from the vehicle with the driver still inside the vehicle.

The police believe these three men are also responsible for robbing a jeweler earlier this month at Irvine Boulevard and Robinson Drive.

The man robbed today had a cut to his chin but his injury is not believed to be serious, said Tarpley.

The worth of the stolen items was not disclosed.

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