Robbed $2 Million Diamonds

Robbed $2 Million Diamonds
Robbed $2 Million Diamonds. $2M in diamonds swiped in bold L.A. street heist. Masked men in dark clothing stopped a jewelry merchant's car, beat him and stole $2 million worth of diamonds during a brazen Los Angeles street heist, police said Friday.
The merchant appears to have been targeted by professional thieves, police Lt. Alan Hamilton said. No arrests have been made. "This isn't unusual," Hamilton said, noting there are large jewelry thefts each week in Southern California. "It's usually South American nationals who are very organized and professional."

The victim told investigators he was driving down a well-lighted North Hollywood street on Thursday night when his car was blocked by two vehicles. Five to six men jumped out, he said.

The men ran up to the merchant's car and smashed a window while struggling for the backpack containing the diamonds. The attackers got back in their vehicles and fled.

The victim followed the thieves but lost them in traffic.

The victim, who was treated and released from a hospital with minor injuries, was described as a merchant in the jewelry trade business. His name was not released.

Source:  cbsnews