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Armed Robbers Hit El Paseo Store

Ed's Coins is robbed by two gunmen; unknown amount taken

Palm Desert Police continue to look for the two men that robbed a El Paseo coin shop on Wednesday afternoon, taking cash and jewelry.

At about 2:10 p.m., two men entered Ed's Coins, in the 72000 block of El Paseo, in the Palm to Pines Shopping Center.   The two men brandished firearms, and robbed the one employee in the store, before fleeing a red Nissan Sentra, according to Sergeant Tom Brewster.

The two robbers are described as:

  • Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 5'-10", medium build, wearing dark clothing, and armed with a handgun.
  • Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 5'-4", thick build, wearing a dark shirt and red gym shorts, and armed with a rifle.

Nobody was injured in this incident. Palm Desert investigators responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  Suerviallance video from the store is being reviewed.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Investigator Isaac White by calling the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600  or by calling Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP


Ron Moon October 18, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Unfortunately El Paseo is considered a Soft target by the more Sophisticated Street Gangs.
David L. Arnce October 18, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Nothing wrong with armed guards, and it provides jobs....


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