An armed robbery at an east Santa Rosa jewelry store Tuesday erupted in gunfire when a store
employee, looking into the barrel of a robber's shotgun, opened fire, Santa Rosa police officials said.
No one was struck by gunfire during the 1 p.m. encounter at Bennett Valley Jewelers on Yulupa
Avenue, Santa Rosa Police Lt. Ray Navarro said.
The robbers ran out of the store, carrying an unspecified amount of jewelry, jumped a fence and ran to
an apartment complex behind the commercial strip where a getaway driver was waiting for them in a
red car, Navarro said.
Police broadcast an alert and within 20 minutes Petaluma police pulled over a Nissan sedan on
Highway 101 at East Washington Street. Santa Rosa police said the men inside the vehicle matched
the description of those involved in the robbery.