This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on Jewelry Thefts which took place in Reynoldsburg.
On Friday, March 25, 2016, at 5:55pm, two unidentified males walked to the jewelry counter of the Kmart store located at 1284 Brice Rd. Suspect #1 asked the sales clerk to see a ring. Removing the ring from the case, the female sales clerk displayed the ring on her finger, eventually returning it to the case. As suspect #2 asked to see a gold necklace, suspect #1 left the jewelry counter and exited the store. The sales clerk handed the requested necklace to Suspect #2 for inspection. At that point, with the necklace in hand, suspect #2 ran towards the front doors, jumping over several shopping carts, and out the front doors. The suspects were observed getting into a dark tan minivan, partial OH license, “GMQ” that fled west on E. Main Street. Five days later, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 6:30pm, suspect #2 returned to the store and again went to the jewelry counter, this time accompanied by an unidentified female. The female, suspect #3, asked to see a ring from the case, and the clerk complied. Suspect #3 placed the ring on her finger. Suspect #2 then removed the ring from the hand of Suspect #3 and ran out the front of the store, followed by Suspect #3. Both suspects were last seen running north from the store. All three suspects are black. Suspect #1 is male, 20-21 years old, 5’10”, slender build, with facial hair. Suspect #2 is male, 18-19 years old; 5’10”, slender build, facial hair, and was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with “Nike” on the hood during both thefts. Suspect #3 is female, wearing black spaghetti strapped top, appears to have a tattoo over her right breast area, and a “lazy”, slightly discolored left eye. The collective value of the stolen jewelry is in excess of $6,600.00. Surveillance photos of the suspects can be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
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