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POLICE SEEK JEWELRY STORE ARMED ROBBERS

Sept. 4, 2001 – A jewelry wholesaler and the owners of Elegant Jewelry Shop on Raadets Gade were held up at gunpoint Monday afternoon by two men wearing ski masks. The two took jewelry reportedly worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
The jewelry was in a wheeled blue canvas bag used by the wholesaler to carry the merchandise from store to store on calls to regular clients.
Sgt. Annette Raimer, police spokeswoman, couldn't say Tuesday whether customers were in the store at the time of the robbery, which according to police was carried out with a machine gun.
Raimer said the salesman gave police "hundreds of thousands of dollars" as the value of the stolen goods.
The robbers made their getaway in a small white car being driven by an accomplice. Raimer said the vehicle could have been a Mazda or a Toyota.
She said the numbers on the car's license plate, as reported to police, were not on file for such a vehicle.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for the return or recovery of the stolen jewelry.
Both robbers were described as being slim and about 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at 715-5522 or call the emergency number 911.

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