FBI hunting woman in 6 jewelry store stickups across the South
The FBI, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies, is seeking to identify two suspects who are believed have have been involved with multiple jewelry store robberies in multiple states. FBI photo
BY TRACY CONNOR, NBC News
(NBC News) - She got it at Jared.
The FBI is hunting for a young woman who has been hopscotching across the South, sticking up jewelry stores in at least five states.
The brunette suspect — described as white, in her 20s or 30s, 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds — is believed to have knocked over six stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina since April.
The most recent heist was Monday at a Jared Vault in Mebane, North Carolina, the FBI said. She forced two workers into a back room at gunpoint, zip-tied their hands and then piled jewelry from the cases into a shopping bag.
A male suspect — black, in his 30s or 40s, 6 feet and 250 pounds — was caught on surveillance cameras in three of the robberies.
"Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous," the FBI said.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).