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Police Seek Jewel Thieves in Rocky Mount

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ROCKY MOUNT — Police in Rocky Mount are hunting for agang of jewel thieves. The suspects got what they were after, but there'sanother side to the story they're going to learn for the first time.

The entire robbery was caught on videotape, and they are tellingbusinesses throughout the area to be forewarned.

Two men, posing as customers, pulled off one of the oldest scams knownto law enforcement. One distracted the employee while the other grabbed$10,000 worth of jewelry and tucked it away.

Both men were long gone before anyone in the store realized what hadhappened.

This crime occurred at a department store in Tarrytown Mall, but RockyMount Police Lt. Wayne Sears says it could happen anywhere.

Police released the video to alert other businesses to the scam. Theyhope to ward off what could become a rash of thefts throughout the area,because it's an easy and profitable crime.

Police want anyone who recognizes either of the men in the video tocall Rocky Mount Crimestoppers at 919-977-1111.

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