Armed jewelry heist

25 Mar

Three armed men wearing bandanas burst into an Adams County business Tuesday night and fired shots in a jewelry heist.

The incident happened at about 6:25 p.m. at Plaza Latina, in the 7000 block of Pecos Street, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

About 15 employees and five customers were in the business at the time of the armed robbery.

No one was shot or injured and the robbers fled the scene, perhaps in a white Ford Taurus, the sheriff’s office said in a media release.

The plaza houses several businesses, including a jeweler, a Western wear vendor, a check-cashing business and other goods and services.

Lupe Ly, manager of the plaza, said the armed men shot out glass display cases and made off with several pieces.

“They shot out the cabinet to get at the jewelry and ran out the back door,” Ly said.

Workers and customers were shaken by the incident, but the business is open today.

The sheriff’s office described the suspects as Hispanic men armed with handguns and a shotgun. One suspect wore baggy blue jeans and a blue jacket, one wore a red and white jacket, and the third suspect wore an orange sweater. All wore bandanas.


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