ROSEMEAD — Two men used a handgun Thursday to rob a cell phone store employee of her ring and valuable purse, authorities said.
The woman, who was in her 30s, was working at a cell phone store at Valley and Rosemead Boulevard about 1:30 p.m. when the robbers arrived, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Tom McNeal said.
“One came in and distracted her, then the other came in with a gun,” the lieutenant said.
The robbers stole the woman’s diamond ring and searched through drawers in the store in search of valuables, McNeal said. After finding nothing, they led the woman to the back of the store and stole her purse.
The purse contained only about $10, officials said, but the purse itself was valued at about $2,000. Two wallets inside the purse were valued at $200-$300 each.
The robbers were described as two black men in their mid- to late-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 150 to 180 pounds. They both wore jackets and hoods.
Deputies received conflicting information as to whether a getaway car was involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Temple Station.