South Seattle

Seattle jewelry store robbed at gunpoint

SEATTLE -- Police are looking for two men in connection with the armed robbery of a South Seattle jewelry store Wednesday.

According to the Seattle Police Department, a 62-year-old employee buzzed a man holding a gold necklace into the locked business in the 6400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South shortly after 11:15 a.m.

Once inside, the man pulled out a gun and let a second armed man into the business, according to police.

The men reportedly jumped over the counter and demanded gold jewelry, but the employee was too scared to do anything. The men, unable to get into most of the display cases, grabbed some jewelry out of unlocked cases and took a few trays of costume jewelry from the employee, according to police.

The men ran out of the store, and witnesses later told officers they saw the men drive off in a silver van.

According to police, the employee was so frightened from the event it took her more than an hour to call 911.