CITRUS PARK, Fla. — Armed thieves targeted Diamond Galleria jewelers at the Citrus Park Mall in a brazen robbery Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department, three masked men entered the mall through an employee entrance on the south side of the building. The trio then walked to the Diamond Galleria store.
The group then smashed display cases holding high-end watches and stole more than $100,000 worth of merchandise before running out of the mall through the door they came in.
ABC Action News reporter Jada Williams was at the mall when the robbery happened. Williams said she heard some commotion, and then things became chaotic as what was happening became known to shoppers.
Outside the mall, a silver 2020-2022 Nissan Murano and a getaway driver were waiting for the group of thieves. The suspects drove off in an unknown direction.
Williams said the mall remains open, but some of the stores in the mall closed voluntarily.
Anyone with information about the incident or suspects involved is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.