Robbers stab O.C. jewelry store owner, flee with gems, rare coins
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.
-- Robert J. Lopez
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