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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One Comment

  1. lou says:

    3 blacks, always 3 blacks!

  2. Cindy says:

    seems funny they can count how many robbers, they can describe what they look like but dont know how many pieces of jewelry were taken or what exactly was taken. sounds like an inside job to me. funny how its always 3 blacks, or mexicans with shaved heads. THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME.

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