SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Three masked men surrounded a jeweler in a Santa Monica parking lot and stole $1.5 million in jewelery.

Authorities responded to the scene around 2:30 p.m. in an alley near Wilshire Boulevard and 21st Street.

KCAL9’s Derek Bell reported three masked gunmen robbed a person of jewelry worth an estimated $1.5 million, then fled in a silver Nissan.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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