Thieves snake $20,000 from jewelry store

Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 7:51pm
Staff reports

Metro Police are looking for three suspected shoplifters who allegedly stole two diamond watches worth over $20,000 from a Green Hills jewelry store.

The heist was captured by the store's surveillance cameras.

A man and woman entered King Jewelers at 4121 Hillsboro Pike on June 29 with a younger man in his early teens, police said. The teenager shielded the man from view while he took the watches from a cabinet. The older male suspect then handed the watches to the woman who placed them in her purse.

All three suspects, who are white, walked out of the store at 1 p.m.

Police say the man, who appears to be in his late 40s, has short dark graying hair. He is approximately 5-foot-9 and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

The woman, who appears to be in her 30s, has long brown hair. She is approximately 5-foot-3 and weighs approximately 140 pounds. The teen, who has short spiky black hair, is approximately 5-foot-8 and weighs approximately 145 pounds.

For more photos of the suspects, visit Metro Police's Web site.