EDMONTON – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men wanted in connection with a brazen robbery at a southside jewellery store.
Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, three men reportedly walked into Vj Jewellers on 92 Street and 34 Avenue, claiming they wanted to trade a piece of jewellery.
Shortly after, police say one of the suspects pulled out a handgun.
“This was a takeover style robbery where the clerk, the individuals jumped the counter and basically struggled with the clerk,” said Detective Simon Yum of the Robbery Section.
The three suspects stole an undisclosed amount of jewellery before fleeing in a white minivan, according to police.
An employee who was reportedly assaulted during the incident was taken to hospital with minor injuries. He has since been released.
Police have provided the following descriptions of the suspects:
The first suspect is a black male with short black hair and a small moustache. He was wearing a black toque and jacket with silver buttons, along with a black sweater with a white shirt underneath. He had black pants and shoes on, and is about 5’9” to 5’11” tall.
The second suspect is a black male with short black hair and a receding hairline, He has a small goatee and was wearing a black, shiny leather jacket, a blue button-up shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, as well as dark-coloured pants and shoes. He is about 5’9” to 5’11” tall.
The third suspect is a black male with short black hair. He was wearing a black winter jacket with brown fur on the hood. He was also wearing a white shirt, blue or green scrub-like sweat pants, black shoes, blue and white toque along with black and white gloves. He is about 5’6” tall.
Anyone who recognizes them should contact police or Crime Stoppers.