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Posted: 10:41 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013
By Trish Williford
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
It was a burglary with a big payoff in an unlikely part of town.
Police said thieves got away with $150,000 worth of jewelry by breaking into Windsor Jewelers next to South Park Mall. Store managers said the bandits were in and out in just seconds. The security alarm alerted police about the burglary early Wednesday morning. The crooks were long gone by the time police arrived. The thieves used a large rock to break a window and stole thousands of dollars' worth of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. "It's sad. It really is a sad situation. We're all vulnerable at any time," said Stephanie Swiney with Windsor Jewelers. South Park is known for its high-end stores and ritzy restaurants. Some people were surprised to hear something like this happened here "We do a lot of shopping here and we've never ran into any type of crime or anything," said Tim Erringer, who lives in South Park. Others said South Park is the perfect target for thieves. "If you're looking for money, this is the place to come," said Jarrell Butler. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said it is looking for two men. One of them was wearing a hooded army sweatshirt, but the other man's face was covered. The crooks tried to pawn the jewelry Thursday. They were driving a gray Chrysler 300.
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