Pleasant Hill police are searching for three men, one of whom reportedly brandished a pistol with a distinctive sighting apparatus, who entered the Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry Exchange Friday afternoon, smashed display cases and made off with coins and jewelry.
The robbery occurred just before 5:30 p.m. Details remain sparse, though the robbery bore similarities to at least one other at a local high-end watch store. In that instance two men entered the store while a third waited outside, distracted the owner and then maced him – using a hammer to shatter a display case and take watches.
In Friday’s instance, employees said three men were involved, one of them carrying a pistol with a laser-sight, while two others used hammers to smash their way into display cases to steam coins and jewelry.
The men escaped in a dark blue or purple car of unknown make or type. No one was believed hurt during Friday’s incident.