Gunman in FedEx uniform robs jewelry store and took a box filled with diamonds.
A gunman who impersonated a FedEx delivery person, wearing the company’s uniform, robbed a jewelry store in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday.
Police are now searching for the man, who took a whole box of diamonds from the Prestige Jewelry store near the Paseo Colorado Mall, reported The Los Angeles Times.
“A guy came in and asked to see [a box of loose] diamonds and then pulled out a gun,” store owner Jeffrey Tran told the paper. “He was wearing a FedEx uniform. That’s why we weren’t paying close attention—we thought he was a FedEx guy.”
Tran, who told the Times it was the first time his store was robbed in ten years of owning it, said the man “got away with the whole box” of diamonds, adding that it is unclear how many were lost or what their value is.
Tran said he and his wife were alone in the store when the robbery took place.
And late last week, authorities in Indiana discovered more than 122 pounds of the drug khat at a FedEx facility.
Customs and Border Protection officials found the khat hidden in computer parts during an inspection, reported RTV-6 television. The shipment was on its way to Wisconsin from the United Kingdom.
Khat is grown and is heavily consumed in eastern Africa and in the southern Arabian Peninsula for its stimuating effect.
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