Police are searching for several armed robbers who held up an Elk Grove jewelry store Friday evening.
It happened around 6 p.m. at Kenny G and Company Fine Jewelers located at 7440 Laguna Blvd. Three employees and two customers were inside the store when a group offour to sixmasked armed robbers stormed in.
"They ordered employees on ground, and broke glass and took jewelry from cases and ran out on foot," Elk Grove Police Det. Josh Magdaleno said
Magdaleno said the robbers made off with a large amount of cash and jewelry. Witnesses said they ran out of the store toward Laguna Blvd and possibly got into a car.
The shopping center where the jewelry store is locatedwas filled with shoppers at the time.
"It's really surprising they were able to get away because so many cars drive through here and park around here,"Elk Grove residentHeather Nydam said.
Nydam was working next door at Tuesday Morning when the robbery happened, but didn't hear a thing.
"I'm surprised something would go on here because Elk Grove is such a safe place," Nydam said. "It's scary."
Police actively searched the area for two hours after the robbery. At one point, they thought they located the car and suspects at a neighboring apartment complex and home, but it wasn't them.
Police said they plan to review the store's surveillance video and video from the area's red light cameras to track down the robbers.
Employees at Kenny G and Company had no comment Friday night.