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Couple robs Knightdale jewelry store at gunpoint

Posted December 8, 2017 4:46 p.m. EST

Knightdale police were seaching for the couple depicted in security camera footage in connection with a Dec. 8, 2017, jewelry store robbery.

— Police were searching Friday for a man and a woman who robbed a Knightdale jewelry store at gunpoint.

The robbery occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at Swift’s Fine Jewelry, at 210 Hinton Oaks Blvd.

The couple posed as customers, looking over merchandise for several minutes, before they pulled out a gun and ordered employees to the ground, police said. The pair then fled with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and cash in a silver Suzuki Forenza with a 30-day North Carolina tag.

"We appreciate the sharp eye of nearby witnesses. With their input and the assistance of the store employees, we have excellent descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle and a possible destination," Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps said in a Facebook post.

The robbers are described as being in their mid- to late 30s. The man was wearing a gray knit hat, a dark jacket and glasses. The woman has red or auburn hair highlights and was wearing a beige coat with white fur trim.

The couple is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who spots them is asked to call 911.