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Gunman in FedEx uniform robs Pasadena jewelry store, police say

March 2, 2013 |  9:10 am

Police say they are searching for a man dressed in a FedEx uniform who robbed a Pasadena jewelry store at gunpoint Thursday morning.

The robbery occurred just after 11:30 a.m. at Prestige Jewelry at 255 E. Colorado Blvd., near the Paseo Colorado mall.

“A guy came in and asked to see [a box of loose] diamonds and then pulled out a gun,” said the store’s owner, Jeffrey Tran. “He was wearing a FedEx uniform. That’s why we weren’t paying close attention — we thought he was a FedEx guy.”

The man “got away with the whole box” of diamonds, Tran said, who couldn’t immediately say how many diamonds were lost or how much they were worth.

Tran said he and his wife were alone in the store when the robbery happened. The couple has owned the store for about 10 years and this is the first time they have been robbed, he said.

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