Robbery of southend business

On 04/30/11, at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers responded to the 7100 block of MLK Jr. Wy to a reported robbery at a jewelry store. According to the victim/store owner a male knocked on the door of the jewelry store after the store had closed.

The woman opened the door, and the male held the door open as two or three masked males entered the store. The masked and gloved men smashed the jewelry cases, and removed items from those cases.

The male owner (husband) came out of the office when he heard the commotion. One of the suspects told him to open the safe. The husband attempted to hit the robbery alarm, and the suspect pistol- whipped him several times on his face. The suspects fled the store on foot.

The victim sustained fairly severe injuries to his face. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries.

Robbery, CSI, and latent prints unit responded to the scene.