Garfield Hts: Thieves distract workers, steal Kmart jewelry

10:50 AM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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GARFIELD HEIGHTS -- A jewelry theft captured on video has police searching for the suspects who seemed to get away with the crime easily.

Surveillance video captured the moments as two unknown suspects snatched an estimated $70,000 worth of jewelry from a Kmart in the 12500 block of Rockside Road in Garfield Heights.

Police say it was around 2:47 p.m. on June 17 when the duo walked away with the jewelry as a third suspect distracted an employee.

The suspects took off in a dark gray four-door Chevy Impala with an out-of-state tag.

The jewelry kiosks are both three-sided, approximately three feet tall and contained numerous 10 karat and 14 karat gold earrings.

Police were first advised of the incident by a customer who spotted two men loading the jewelry display cases into a vehicle.

The employees, according to police, had no idea what happened, which led them to review the surveillance footage.

In the video, one of the suspects is seen cutting a thin security cable that attached the rotating jewelry kiosks.

The third suspect, who police say appeared to be busy distracting an employee by asking about a Western Union application, left the store after the other two suspects were gone.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the Garfield Heights Police Department.


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