A pair of masked men used a vehicle to enter an Escondido jewelry store early Wednesday and looted the store.
The vehicle’s smash-and-grab theft in the 300 block of West Mission Avenue occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the Escondido Police Department.
After breaking into the store by driving into it with a white Volkswagen SUV believed to have been stolen two days earlier in Oceanside, the thieves, one of them with an ax, broke into showcases, Lieutenant Bode said Berreth.
They then stole an unknown amount of jewelry and cash before fleeing.
Both suspects were described as Hispanic male adults. One was wearing a gray Nike sweatshirt and sweatpants. The other was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.
“Both wore masks to hide their identities,” Berreth said.
Police are asking the public to report any information about the robbery to It. Mike Martinez at 760-839-4739.
Tips can also be given anonymously through San Diego County Crime Stoppers.
City News Service contributed to this article.