Jewelry store at The Shops at Mission Viejo robbed by gunmen

A jewelry store inside the Mission Viejo mall was robbed by four or five gunmen Wednesday afternoon, according to Orange County Sheriff’s deputies.

The heist was reported at 12:45 p.m. at The Shops at Mission Viejo, and the armed robbers took off with an unknown amount of jewelry, said Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The store that was broken into was Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers, according to reports from the scene. Some people reported hearing shots fired but it was likely the sound of breaking glass from the store, Hallock said.

No shots were fired and no injuries have been reported.

Updates to follow.

Contact the writer: afausto@ocregister.com

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