MONTANA AVE — Police are on the hunt for two African-American males suspected of robbing a jewelry store on Montana Avenue Friday afternoon.
The two suspects entered Cabochon Fine Jewelry on the 1400 block of Montana Avenue at 1:25 p.m. They opened fire with pepperspray, smashed several display cases and took an unknown amount of jewelry, said Sgt. Richard Lewis, spokesperson for the Santa Monica Police Department.
Police believe they were wearing gas masks at the time.
The pair were last seen heading south on the 800 block of an alley that runs between 14th and 15th streets, Lewis said.
Six people including two store employees were exposed to the pepperspray, but no hospitalizations have been reported.
Detectives are on scene trying to get clothing descriptions and other information.

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