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Robbers stab O.C. jewelry store owner, flee with gems, rare coins

August 16, 2011 |  5:11 pm

 A jewelry story owner was stabbed during a robbery in Mission Viejo on Tuesday afternoon and the three men fled with gems, rare coins and cash, authorities said.

The owner was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening stab wounds, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. His name was not released.

Authorities said the attack occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 27000 block of La Paz Road.  The value of the stolen items had not been determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7000.


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Photo: Farid Saatchi, outside his Mission Viejo jewelry store, talks about a jewel courier who was stabbed and robbed in the store's parking lot. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times