Jewelers’ Security Alliance offering reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest
(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) – On August 11 at 10:10 a.m. the pictured white female suspect entered a retail jewelry store, asked about some watches, and lured two sales associates to the rear of the store. Once there, a male suspect walked in front of the store and removed the prop that was holding the front door open, but he never entered the store. Once the front door was closed, the female suspect pulled a handgun, ordered both associates to drop their showcase keys, zip tied the two sales associates, and ordered them into the back breakroom. The female suspect then locked the front door and removed watches and diamond goods from the showcases. The suspect exited the store at 10:22 a.m.
A sales associate stated that the female suspect had been in the store one day before the robbery asking about jewelry items. The female suspect is described as 5’8”, 130 lbs., with brown hair. If you have information, contact Captain Robert Clarkson of the Panama City Beach Police Department at 850-233-5000
The surveillance photo from the victim store was taken the day before she carried out the robbery. It has been reported that she cased the store the day before the robbery, including looking at the surveillance cameras. She is reported to have been carrying the same bag as in previous robberies, and wearing an earpiece to communicate with an accomplice outside the store. She is also reported to have carried out an armed robbery on August 5, 2015 in Dawsonville, GA.
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the female robbery suspect. If you have information, please call JSA on its Reward Hotline at 800-325-1883. If you wish to remain anonymous, measures will be taken to insure the protection of your identity, yet allow the payment of the reward. Learn more about the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at http://www.jewelerssecurity.org.