Armed Men Flee Vista Ridge Mall After Robbery: Police - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Armed Men Flee Vista Ridge Mall After Robbery: Police



    Lewisville police say they are looking for as many as two men who were seen running from Vista Ridge Mall after a jewelry store robbery on Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014)

    As many as two men were seen running from Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville Tuesday after a jewelry store robbery, police say.

    NBC 5 has learned Gianni Jewelers is the store that was robbed and that witnesses reported seeing the robber(s) running through the mall, at least one of whom was armed with a gun.

    The men were believed to have escaped the mall and are on the run.

    In the moments after the robbery, several stores closed their gates after an operator told NBC 5 that the gates were ordered to be lowered.

    Police said there were no shots fired and no injuries reported.  At this time, no further information has been confirmed.

    A statement from Rouse Properties, which manages the mall, confirms the incident at Gianni Jewelers and said they are working with the authorities as they investigate the incident.

    The mall is located at 2401 South Stemmons Freeway, near the intersection of Stemmons and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

    The mall was the scene of a fatal shooting in 2013 when a man pulled out a handgun and shot himself in front of a jewelry store.  The man, who had been in an argument with a woman before the shooting, was being escorted away when he shot himself.

    NBC 5 has crews on the way and we'll update this story with more information as soon as it's available.  As this story is developing, elements may change.