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Police searching for man who stole 10 karat gold necklace from market

Man stole necklace worth thousands, religious pendant

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A man pretending to be in the market for a piece of jewelry stole a 10 karat gold necklace and religious pendant from a jeweler at Oakland Park Flea Market, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the thief.

The necklace, which was worth thousands of dollars, was taken on Dec. 30 from Janell's Jeweler, according to officials. Police said the man was posing as a customer and viewed the items before briefly leaving the jewelry booth. He went back and ran away with the items when the sales clerk asked him for identification.

He was seen getting into a black Infiniti FX SUV parked behind the flea market.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall man between 18 and 25 years old. He had facial hair and was wearing a white shirt and light-colored patterned shorts.

Investigators believe the suspect had two accomplices in the SUV, including a man who was wearing a black shirt and light-colored shorts.

If you have information about this robbery, you are asked to call Detective Mohammad Razi at 954-321-4270 or contact Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, by phone at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. A reward of up to $3,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.