By Mary O’KEEFE
Glendale Police are continuing searching for two or three African-American men who are suspected of robbing a Montrose jewelry store on Saturday.
At about 11:30 a.m. a man impersonating a Federal Express employee entered Honolulu Jewelry store at 2250 Honolulu Avenue.
When the employee, 53, went to sign for a package the suspect pulled a handgun from the box and pistol-whipped him.
The suspect along with one or two other suspects fled the store, getting into a light colored vehicle with paper plates.
“It was a possible [Volkswagon] Jetta,” said Det. Mike Wenz.
Wenz added that there was a surveillance video from a store nearby and it appeared to be three suspects fleeing the area however the investigation is ongoing.
“The victim was transported to the hospital, treated and released,” Wenz said.
Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Tom Lorenz said this type of armed robbery was unusual for the area.
“Not in recent past, not in this manner,” he said.
Police are asking for the public’s help with any information concerning the robbery. Anyone who may have seen suspicion persons in the area prior to the robbery are asked to call the Glendale Police Department at (818) 548-4911 or (818) 548-3987, attention Detective Mike Wenz of the Robbery/Homicide Unit.