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'Brawn & Brains' Couple Take $8k in Jewelry Store Heist

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He's the "brawn" and she's the "brains" says the Los Angeles Police Department of a pair of robbers who made off with $8,000 in cash during a heist at Diamano Fine Jewelry on December 14th. The crime was captured on video, and involved the suspects, a Black man and a Hispanic woman, entering the store and forcing the jewelers to kneel down and give up their cash to the robbers. The male suspect held a gun, while the woman held ties that were ultimately unused on the victims' wrists and issued orders. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

Local jewelry stores have been the victims of numerous "smash and grab" style robberies, but this MO is different, the LAPD caution, and the man-woman team "unusual." The LAPD believe the male suspect is on parole, and might be recognized by his parole agent.

The armed man is Black, but may be of Hispanic origin, 6-feet tall, and 35 to 40 years old. He wears thick reading glasses. The woman is Hispanic, about 5-feet, 5-inches tall, 150 pounds, and a similar age to her accomplice. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the LAPD.