Escondido police are looking for two armed men who stole almost $500,000 in jewelry from a North County store.
Three employees were inside the Royal Maui Jewelers at Westfield North County around 8 p.m. Tuesday when two men walked into the store.
The armed men demanded one employee get on the ground while another take items from a display and load them into several black bags.
In all, the store reports 40 Rolex watches and other jewelry totaling $480,000 were stolen.
The suspects ran on foot through the Target parking lot.
Officials said one employee was taken to the hospital for a panic attack. There were no other injuries.
The suspects were described as African American, in their late 20s or early 30s, each about 6-foot, wearing plaid shirts and dark pants. One suspect was described as “very muscular.” Witnesses also said one suspect had a musical note tattooed on his neck.
Escondido police were checking surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.