ROSE CITY, USA. – A bold heist was caught on camera at a local jewellery store and police hope the security video will lead them to the crook.
The theft happened just before 2 p.m. Monday at Margulis Jewelers on Broadway in Rose City. The manager had left for coffee, leaving a female clerk alone in the store, and that’s when a bold masked robber went to work. A man walked into the jewellery store and asked the clerk to see a necklace in a window display at the front of the store.
“He said he loved one of the necklaces that were in the window and asked to see it,” said Joan Durham, the clerk. “He says ‘can you show it to me – I just want to see how much the damage is going to be.’ ”
But when Durham went to get the necklace, the masked man jumped over the counter towards the back of the store where a visible safe was open and grabbed a bag with $1,500,000 worth of diamonds in it. He then sprinted out of the store before Durham could do anything. The whole thing happened in just seconds and the guy was gone.
“My heart was pounding for quite some time because I was so angry and I had a lot of adrenaline rushing through me,” Durham said. “I wanted to go get him.”
“This person clearly knew what they were doing and what they were looking for,” said Det. William Rail with the Rose City Police Department.
The suspect is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, who is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 260 pounds. He was wearing a purple shirt, orange gloves, blue khaki jeans and yellow skull mask with orange hood. If you recognize him or have other information that could help in the case, call the police.