Authorities Friday released security video of a man robbing a jewelry store in Boyle Heights at gunpoint, and urged anyone with information on the case to call detectives.

The crime occurred at 2:20 p.m. on May 15 in the 2200 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The suspect, who was wearing a mask, entered the business, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at employees, and warned them not to activate the alarm or he would detonate a bomb, police said.

“The suspect placed an electronic charger on top of a glass display.” police said. ” He then directed the employees to place jewelry from the glass displays in a bag.”

The man ran off. No injuries were reported, and there was no bomb.

“Detectives determined the suspect had entered the same jewelry store, posing as a customer, the previous day,” police said.

The man was described as Hispanic, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at (323) 342-8900, or (877) LAPD-247.

—City News Service

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