Monday, October 3, 2022

Friedman’s Jewelers was broken into. Authorities need your help

Crime scene tape (file photo)

Authorities in York County are releasing very few details about a break-in at Friedman’s Jewelers over the weekend, but are asking the public for help in solving the crime.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies responded to the business in the 5300 block of George Washington Memorial Highway at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday on a report of a burglary.

Authorities said the suspects had already fled the scene by the time deputies arrived.

The suspects used a rock to shatter the front glass door to get in the building, according to the sheriff’s office.

Inside, the suspects shattered three display cases and took approximately 40 Citizen’s men’s wrist watches and 50 sample rings.

Shelley Ward, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said they do not know the approximate worth of items taken.

The sheriff’s office’s Facebook post about the incident indicated the race and gender of the suspects are “unknown,” but gave information on their heights and what they were wearing.

One is about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, weighing about 180-200 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, a face covering, and gloves.

The second suspect is described as 5-foot-6 to -5-foot-8, weighing between 180-200 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, a face covering, and gloves.

Ward declined to say whether there were cameras inside the business and whether there was footage of the incident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to submit tips via 911, the sheriff’s office’s tip line at 757-890-4999 or by calling the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

Tipsters are asked to reference report No. 2002336.

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