Police are searching for two suspects accused of swiping a jewelry store necklace, an act which the NYPD said was captured on surveillance video.
Around 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, inside a Kay Jewelers at The Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx, authorities said that two suspects, a man and woman, posed as customers trying on jewelry before walking out with a necklace.
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The duo initially asked a store employee to show them a necklace, which the male suspect tried on before handing it to his female companion, police stated. The woman gave him back another necklace and put the original down her shirt.
The suspects were then confronted by store employees who were unable to locate the original necklace, according to authorities. The duo then walked out of the location in an unknown direction.
Officials described the man as Hispanic, between 20 and 30 years old, 6 feet tall and last seen in a blue sweater, blue jeans, sunglasses and a dark blue baseball hat. The woman was described as Hispanic, between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5-foot-4 with blond hair and was last seen wearing a blue jean jacket with black sleeves, sunglasses and a white T-shirt with dark pants.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips on the CrimeStoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.