Burglars tunnel into L.A. jewelry store, steal millions in jewels
Los Angeles police detectives sought help from the public Tuesday to identify two armed burglars who stole several million of dollars in jewels after tunneling into a downtown jewelry store.
The pair broke into the building in the 600 block of South Broadway and sometime between between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 by tunneling into the store.
The burglars, who wore masks and gloves and carried backpacks, cleaned out display cases of high-quality jewelry totaling $3 million, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Area Burglary Det. Michael Mazzacano at (213) 972-1231 or after-hours at (877) LAPD-24-7. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads). All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
-- Andrew Blankstein
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