Smash-and-grab thieves on Tuesday robbed a Beverly Hills jewelry store in broad daylight.
According to police, 5 suspects armed with sledgehammers broke the front window of Luxury Jewels of Beverly Hills at around 2 pm and took off with $3 million to $5 million in stolen merchandise.
The thieves arrived in a stolen car and left it behind after they took off on foot, KABC reported.
A jewelry store in Beverly Hills was hit by smash-and-grab robbers Tuesday who remain at large, according to police.
It happened at the Luxury Jewels of Beverly Hills on the corner of South Beverly Drive and Charleville Boulevard just before 2 p.m.
The jewelry store owners told Eyewitness News that the robbers got away with between $3 to $5 million dollars worth of jewelry. They said one necklace alone was worth nearly $500,000.
A next door business neighbor heard the commotion, and ran out to try to stop the suspects, but all of them managed to get away.
“I look outside, I see, there are five guys with sledgehammers, axes, hammers, they’re banging on the window,” said Wesley Aframian. “And you know, we’re a jewelry store, they’re a jewelry store. We’re good friends with them. They’re very good people. I just reacted and tried to stop them.”
“I have one a nice kick, he lost his balance, he was falling over, and he started running,” Aframian continued. “I pushed him on the street. He dropped a couple of the watches I was able to recover.”