Thieves snag $10K in jewelry in Carolina Place Mall heist

Credit: Pineville Police Department

Photos taken from surveillance footage


by Staff

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 7:20 PM

PINEVILLE, N.C. -- Pineville Police say thieves made off with nearly $7,000 worth of jewelry in a heist Thursday evening.

Around 7:30 Monday, March 4, police say a man reached behind the counter at Carmel Jewelry inside Carolina Place Mall and snagged nearly $10,000 worth of adornments before fleeing, according to the store's owner.

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Police said the man and a woman acted together in the robbery. 

The woman entered the store first and distracted the clerk  while the man reached over the counter and stole the jewelry, police said.

The man and woman communicated with one another by ear pieces they had attached to their cell phones, according to police.

If you have any information that may help authorities identify and apprehend the suspects, please call Pineville Police.

In an earlier version of this story, it was reported that the value of the stolen jewelry was $6,990, per the Pineville Police Department, and that the heist took place on Thursday, April 4. The owner of the store notified NBC Charlotte and stated the value of the jewelry stolen is close to $10,000, and that the robbery in fact took place on Monday, March 4.