On Tuesday, August 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am, an unknown male entered Jack Sutton Fine Jewelry located at 365 Canal Street. The unknown male requested to view Rolex watches because he wanted to buy a Rolex watch as a gift. He inquired if he could compare two watches. The sales clerk gave the man both watches, which were placed onto his wrists so he could compare them. Once both watches were on his wrist, he ran out of the store and was able get away with both watches.
The watches that were stolen were a Rolex Submariner oyster bracelet with blue dial and blue bezel, valued at $34,250.00 and a1998 Rolex platinum with day and date valued at $42,000.
Below are two pictures of the wanted suspect.
Detective Ian Watt is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help identify this man or have information about this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
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An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
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