Pier 39 jewelry store robbed at gunpoint on Presidents Day 

A jewelry store at Pier 39 was robbed at gunpoint on Presidents Day, police said, in the third such armed robbery in San Francisco in the past month.

Two men walked into the store and one of them pointed a gun at the 28-year-old man who worked there and told him to get on the ground. The second suspect smashed glass display cases and snatched jewelry before the two crooks fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

The heist comes on the heels of two previous armed robberies of jewelry stores this month.

On Feb. 6, a jewelry store was robbed at gunpoint in the 500 block of Sutter Street near Union Square about 11:47 a.m. The employees were also forced to the ground at gunpoint, police said. Three men made off with jewelry and fled in a light-colored SUV.

On Feb. 4, the Tiffany & Co. store in the Westfield Centre mall was ambushed by three armed crooks about 3 p.m. Again, the employees were told to get on the ground and one employee was forced to open the display cases for the crooks to loot.

It is unknown if the three cases are related. No arrests have been made.

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