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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee police hope to ID suspect who took jewelry from case

  • Shawnee police obtained surveillance photos Monday in hopes the public can help identify the suspect who unscrewed a glass display case and took about 34 pieces of jewelry from Walmart.
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  • Shawnee police obtained surveillance photos Monday in hopes the public can help identify the suspect who unscrewed a glass display case and took about 34 pieces of jewelry from Walmart.
    Shawnee Police Detective Jason Crouch said the suspect stole gold and diamond pieces of jewelry valued at $1,524.
    Crouch said the robbery occurred at about 6 a.m. March 15 inside the Shawnee Walmart.
    Crouch said the clever suspect used a screwdriver to take off a glass door of a display case and then set the cover aside.
    “He was there for a little bit of time,” the detective said.
    But the suspect would take a few items, conceal them in his pockets and walk away from the area, Crouch said. He returned a few moments later and did that again and again until he had 34 pieces, with each priced at about $50.
    His acts went unnoticed, the detective said, and the suspect walked out of the store.
    Police are looking for a heavyset male who is believed to be about 5 feet eight inches tall and is in his late 30s or early 40s.
    He was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, jeans and a ball cap. He left in a vehicle also captured on surveillance video.
    Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Shawnee police, 273-2121 or CrimeStoppers, 273-0989.

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