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Metro Police Working Theft Case At Local Macy's

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An expensive case of shoplifting at a Macy's jewelry counter has Crime Stoppers looking for the suspect who stole more than $1,000 worth of jewelry.

On Wednesday April 18th at the Hickory Hollow Mall, just after 10 a.m. a man walked over to the Macy's jewelry counter.

When he thought no one was looking he reached over and stole several gold chains. Police said the surveillance video was exceptional.

"I wish all my cases had this type of quality video system. Somebody sees this picture I'm sure they'll recognize if they know who this person is," said Metro police officer Jim Lambert.

The thief dropped a weapon in the parking lot as he ran away from the store's security people. 

Police said they are paying close attention to the case since the thief was armed and his crime cost the store more than a $1,000.

"He basically stole two weeks salary from most people in two minutes. Now, if he does this several times a week he's making quite a bit of money," said Lambert.

Police said the thief was probably selling the jewelry on the street and consumers should be careful.

"If somebody approaches you on the street and offers to sell you a necklace at a very good price you should feel very confident that property is stolen and you are actually assisting this thief in his criminal activities," said Lambert.

If you have information that might help police solve the theft at the Hickory Hollow Macy's call Crime Stoppers at 74 - CRIME.

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