Police search for jewelry store robbers after security guard opens fires www.privateofficer.com
The robbers entered the business in Tacoma Discount World, 11013 Pacific Highway SW, just after 6 p.m. Thursday.
One man broke open three jewelry display cases with a sledgehammer while the other two scooped up gold rings.
They bolted when a security guard approached with a pistol in his hand, police said. As they were getting into a silver four-door vehicle, possibly a Lexus, the security officer fired one round after seeing the front passenger holding a gun.
The bullet possibly struck the passenger door.
All three robbers wore gray hooded sweatshirts, white gloves with writing on the top, sunglasses and bandanas over their faces.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department Tip Line at 253-830-5064 or Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.