Gwinnett County police are searching for two men who allegedly used a hammer to steal more than $100,000 in jewelry from a Sugarloaf Mills store in less than 30 seconds.
The suspects went to Crescent Jewelers in Lawrenceville around 11:50 a.m. on Monday, April 15, pretending to be customers, police said. They asked an employee about specific pieces of jewelry.
While the clerk was telling them about the items, one of the men pulled out a hammer and began smashing glass display cases inside the store, surveillance video shows. The other man grabbed trays of jewelry from the smashed cases and put them in a bag before both ran away.
The suspects were last seen getting into a black Mitsubishi SUV in the Sugarloaf Mills parking lot. Specific descriptions of the suspects were not provided, but the above photos show both suspects’ faces.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.
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