Gwinnett Police looking for smash-and-grab jewelry robbers

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It was a bold robbery captured on camera the morning of April 15. Gwinnett County Police released the video Friday hoping to flesh out good tips on the hammer-wielding men who stole $100,000 in jewelry in thirty seconds.

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“It’s pretty good video, so we’re certain someone knows who they are,” said Gwinnett Police Corporal Michelle Pihera.

The men can be seen walking into Crescent Jewelers inside Sugarloaf Mills in unincorporated Lawrenceville at 11:50 a.m. Monday. According to police, they initially pretended to be customers inquiring about jewelry.

“Within a matter of seconds, one suspect pulled out a hammer and began smashing the glass display cases.  The other suspect reached into the displays, grabbed trays of jewelry and placed them into his bag. Both suspects ran from the store and out of the shopping mall,” said Pihera.

One robber was wearing a maroon jacket. The other one was wearing a black jacket. Both was had on loose-fitting blue jeans as they got away in black Mitsubishi SUV after running out of the Sugarloaf Parkway Mall.


Anyone with information about the men should call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS to remain anonymous. Tipsters can receive a reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.