Police seek 2 in pawn shop holdup

Published: Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:14 p.m.

Police are searching for two men who stole jewelry and guns from a southwest Gainesville pawn shop during a Friday robbery.

The robbery happened at 11:11 a.m. at Gold Standard Pawn Shop, 2530 S.W. 34th St., when two men threatened the clerk with a handgun, pushed him to the floor and fled with a large amount of jewelry and six firearms, Gainesville police reported Saturday.

Lt. Keith Kameg said the clerk received very minor injuries during the robbery.

Police checked shopping centers, including the Oaks Mall, in the vicinity because the men were wearing caps that appeared brand-new - one for the Atlanta Braves and one for the New York Yankees - and may have just been purchased, Kameg said.

Also canvassed were hotels and apartment complexes in the area.

The men were both black, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall and wore all black clothing.

Police reported they drove off in a 2003 to 2008 black Toyota Corolla four-door with a 12-inch satellite radio antenna toward the back of the roof. The car possibly had a temporary tag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Combined Communications Center at 955-1818.

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