January 05, 2016
The FBI, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies, is seeking to the identity of a two suspects who are believed to have been involved in multiple jewelry store robberies in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Most recently, on Monday, January 4 at approximately 10:36 a.m., a white female in her late 20s or early 30s and approximately 5’8” tall and 130 pounds entered a Jared Vault location in Mebane, North Carolina and displayed a handgun. At gunpoint, the suspect forced two employees to a back room and zip-tied their hands. She then returned to the merchandise area, removed various items from display cases, and placed them into a shopping bag before exiting the store and fleeing in an unknown direction.
The female suspect is also believed to have executed multiple similarly-styled jewelry store robberies across the Southeast region in recent months. The locations include Jared Vault in Sevierville, Tennessee on October 16, 2015; Jared Jewelry in Bluffton, South Carolina on September 2, 2015; Reeds Jewelers in Panama City Beach, Florida on August 11, 2015; Zale’s Jewelry in Dawsonville, Georgia, on August 5, 2015; and Jared Jewelry in Woodstock, Georgia, on April 29, 2015.
A black male suspect in his late 30s or early 40s and approximately 6’0” tall and 250 pounds is also seen on surveillance video during the robberies in Panama City, Florida and Woodstock and Dawsonville, Georgia.
Surveillance photos appear to show the suspects utilizing multiple vehicles of varying styles.
Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these suspects or jewelry store robberies, you are asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
Amanda Warford Videll
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