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Two arrested in failed jewelry heist, three suspects on the run

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two attempted robbery suspects were booked into jail Sunday morning, but three suspects remained at large after an attempted hold-up at a mall jewelry store in Mission Valley.

The robbery caused a massive traffic jam in Mission Valley Saturday, when Interstate 8 and State Route 163 were both closed while officers searched for the suspects.

Reginald Anthony Howard, 28, of Los Angeles and Joey James Levy, 37, were taken into custody Saturday night not long after the attempted robbery of the Royal Maui Jewelers at the Fashion Valley mall on Friars Road, according to San Diego police.

Witnesses described five black male suspects wearing masks entering the store at about 8 p.m. with at least three of them armed with handguns. The store's armed security guard fired off a shot after one of the suspects attempted to rush him, however, no one was hit by the gunfire.

The five suspects ran off through the mall after the shot was fired, but two of them were captured by officers and one gun was recovered nearby.

According to San Diego Police Sgt. Tom Sullivan, the suspects arrived in two cars, but it isn't clear if they used the same cars to get away.

Howard and Levy are being held on $100,000 bail and are expected to be arraigned in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday. Howard was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery. Levy was booked on suspicion of attempted robbery, harming a police dog and obstructing an officer.

Police say the three men who are still at large were wearing dark blue or black clothing with their hoods up.

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