LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Friday asked for the public’s help in identifying three men who robbed a Koreatown jewelry store at gunpoint.

The robbery happened about 10:10 a.m. Monday at Hankook Plaza, 3130 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles police said.

Police say the suspects entered the jewelry store, and one took out a handgun and held the employees at gunpoint. A second suspect jumped over the display counters and removed thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry. The third suspect held a security guard at gunpoint when he attempted to intervene, police said.

The suspects ran out of the plaza and fled in a silver or gray Chrysler Pacifica with a paper plate.

The store was not identified by police, but a jewelry shop with the same address is listed online as Lee Bu.

(credit: Los Angeles Police)

(credit: Los Angeles Police)

All three suspects were described as black men. The first suspect was described as six feet tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second suspect is also six feet tall, about 165 pounds, and was wearing dark clothes and a dark beanie. The third suspect wore a mask, a gray hoodie over a dark sweatshirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call Olympic Area Robbery Detectives at (213)382-9460.


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