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Jewelry Thief's Crime Spree Spans 5 States

Woman and male accomplice have stolen $450K in bling: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2016 8:33 AM CST
Jewelry Thief's Crime Spree Spans 5 States
The FBI is searching for this woman.   (FBI)

(Newser) – A woman believed to be in her 20s or 30s held employees of a Jared Vault jewelry store in Mebane, NC, at gunpoint on Monday before making off with jewelry piled into a shopping bag. But this wasn't her first rodeo: The FBI says the same brunette has robbed five other jewelry stores across the South since April, including in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee, netting more than $450,000 worth of bling, per WNCN. A black man in his 30s or 40s, weighing about 250 pounds, was spotted by cameras during three of the robberies, reports NBC News. The FBI says both suspects "are considered armed and dangerous." (Read more jewelry theft stories.)

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