Newport Beach armed robbery reported at jewelry store near Fashion Island

Newport Beach police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a jewelry store near Fashion Island on Monday afternoon.

Four people wearing hoodies and gloves entered the store, JB Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, at 369 San Miguel Drive near the popular mall around 3 p.m.

The group, carrying hammers, began smashing glass displays and taking jewelry cases, Newport Beach police told KTLA.

The thieves then fled in a vehicle.

It is not known how many people were inside the store during the robbery. No injuries were reported in the incident.

No description of the thieves or the getaway vehicle was available.

Sky5 aerial video showed officers outside the jewelry store, which was blocked off by a police tape on Monday afternoon.

JB Diamonds is a family business, manufacturer and wholesaler of fine jewelry. Her website lists jewelry that ranges in price from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands.

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