An armed robbery occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Firefall Jewelry store in Copperopolis Town Square, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Police are looking for a man described as about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, about 30 years old, having a bruised eye, brown hair, medium build and wearing a red hat and black “sweat jacket.
The suspect displayed what a caller described to 911 dispatchers as “a round object” which he claimed to be a hand grenade and demanded jewelry from the store’s display cases.
Police said the man took an undetermined amount of jewelry and walked away from the store. Anyone with information to aid in the investigation is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office main line at 754-6500 or the detective tip line at 754-6500. Hewitt said callers may remain anonymous.