Robbed Owner: I'll Pay $10,000 for Justice

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    TK
    NBCSanDiego

    An Ocean Beach antique store owner has declared he will pay $10,000 to whoever captures the three men who robbed his shop Thursday afternoon at gunpoint.

    The suspects bound owner Ken Freeman and his 22-year-old daughter with duct tape to their wrists and mouths and forced them to lie facedown on the floor in the back of Ocean Beach Antique Mall at about 12:40 p.m. on the 4900 block of Newport Avenue, San Diego police said.

    They fled on foot, Freeman says, with what may have easily been hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.

    They also stole his gun.

    "I would like them dead," Freeman said. "That's against the law, so please don't run out and kill them.  But they have hurt me and my family very much.  Personally, I don't like them.  But we don't want to cause people getting shot, so I won't give a reward if you bring me their head on a platter.  I will give a $10,000 reward for their a-- in jail."

    The suspects posed as customers and asked to see the jewelry in the back of the store. One man then pulled out a shotgun and the robbery began.

    Freeman and his daughter were not injured, but he says his family business and savings were destroyed in minutes.

    San Diego police were spread out throughout the small beach community. A helicopter searched from the air, but the suspects remain at large.