South Pasadena Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two African-American male adults shown in this surveillance footage, who reportedly attempted to rob a South Pasadena jewelry store Friday morning.
In the video, one of the suspects is shown brandishing a knife and attempting to stab one of the business owners of Vana Watch and Jewelry at 1401 Mission Street. A brief struggle ensued between the two but it appears no harm was done to the owner.
Following the robbery attempt at approximately 10:54 AM, the two suspects ran out of the store, chased by employees, one of which can be seen wielding a pistol in self defense.
Police say the suspects left the scene in a green Chevy Malibu.
Those with information are encouraged to contact SPPD Detectives at (626) 403-7280 or LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.