MIAMI – A smash and grab robbery was caught on camera when bandits went after a South Florida jewelry store.
The owners took to social media, posting pictures and photos of their robbers.
They’re offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The incident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Two men were buzzed into Amaury Jewelry on Southwest 8th Street in Miami.
One of the men asked to see a Rolex watch. A worker behind the counter said they don’t have any.
One of the men then asked what else they have, so the clerk showed them a gold Cuban link chain, reportedly worth $20,000.
The man tried on the necklace but gave it back, returning to the counter to haggle for a better price.
The clerk pulled the tray and the necklace back. He then unlocked the door for what he thought was another customer.
That’s when the necklace gets snatched through the pass thru.
Local 10 was told the robber’s skin was left behind on the protective glass, that it ripped off as he grabbed the chain.
The two men took off it as employees triggered an alarm. They made it out of the store and into the parking lot.
Outside, still images from the neighboring grocery store’s surveillance cameras show three men making their getaway, including the third man who was waiting outside the store while his friends worked inside.
The store employees said they’ve heard from a couple of other jewelry stores in different parts of the area who are confident they, too, have been hit by this trio of thieves.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.