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Jewelry shop robber fires shot while being chased through Century City mall

June 22, 2011 |  3:06 pm

Photo: Fast Fix jewelry store at the Westfield Century City mall. Credit: KTLA-TV A man being chased by a security guard fired at least one shot in the Westfield Century City mall after robbing the Fast Fix jewelry store around noon Wednesday, authorities said.

The incident began when a man posing as a customer robbed the store at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount of jewelry, Los Angeles police said.

As a security guard gave chase, the robber fired at least one shot into the air. The man then jumped into a waiting car that sped off, police said.

No one was hurt, and LAPD detectives are investigating.

In January 2010, three armed men in ski masks stormed a Tiffany & Co. jewelry store at the same shopping center and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.

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-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter @anblanx)

Photo: Fast Fix jewelry store at the Westfield Century City mall. Credit: KTLA-TV

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