Detectives are looking for three men who robbed a Chinatown business this afternoon. Today at approximately 12:30 p.m. three men robbed the Gold and Silver traders at 668 S. Jackson St. During the robbery one of the victims (owner) was tied up in the back of the business. One of the suspects was reported to be armed with a handgun.
According to the victim the suspects were in the process of robbing the business when they saw officers walking across the street (on directed patrol). The suspects thought the officers were aware of the robbery and was responding to the business. However, the officers were not aware of the robbery and continued on their way. After the officers were out of sight the suspects fled the business and the owner set off the alarm. Officers quickly responded to the area.
Robbery and CSI detectives responded and processed the scene. The three suspects apparently fled the store northbound on 6th Av and was last seen running through Hing Hay Park.
The suspects are described as three black men 18-20 years old, one suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a white logo or design on the front.
One suspect was believed to be Somali.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911. Anonymous tips are welcome.