LA jewelers robbed at gunpoint

Written by Kimberly Nalepinski, CNN

Two Los Angeles jewelry and handbag stores were robbed overnight, and a security guard was attacked and robbed at one location, according to reports.

The two stores were located on the west side of Los Angeles in Westchester and Eagle Rock, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing law enforcement.

A security guard was assaulted and robbed at West Hollywood Jewelry on Saturday. He was treated for his injuries and released, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told CNN.

Hours later, a robber threatened the safety of a security guard at an upscale Los Angeles jewelry store.

The security guard was helping an elderly woman in a shopping center in Eagle Rock. The suspect doused the guard with some type of flammable liquid and took items, ABC 7 News Los Angeles reported.

CNN could not immediately verify the story, and the police did not return calls seeking comment.

Police are investigating the two robberies, but haven’t said if they’re connected. The attacker is still at large.

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