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Thieves use guns, sledgehammers to rob Huntersville jewelry store; FBI investigating

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Thieves with guns and sledgehammers robbed a Huntersville jewelry store on Tuesday, Huntersville police confirmed.

Three male suspects entered Fink’s Jewelers in Birkdale Village around noon wearing hooded sweatshirts and full-face masks, pictures show.

Armed with handguns, two suspects demanded the employees to gather in a corner of the store while one stayed at the entrance. They then smashed the glass cabinets and took the jewelry, officials say.

Once they stole the jewelry, the suspects fled the scene in possibly two vehicles. Huntersville police have not released vehicle information at this time.

No employees were injured and the only damage reported was to the smashed display cases. The amount of jewelry stolen is currently undisclosed.

On Tuesday, the FBI confirmed it was helping the Huntersville Police Department with its investigation.

Huntersville PD asks for any witnesses or people with information or video surveillance to contact Detective Tim Lesser at 704-464-5349 or tlesser@huntersville.org or North Meck Crimestoppers at 704-896-7867.

This is a developing story; check wsoctv.com for updates.

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