Florida deputies seek man who stole $30K in jewelry from store in mall

BRANDON, Fla. — Authorities in west-central Florida are looking for a man they said stole $30,000 worth of jewelry from a store in a suburban Tampa mall.

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According to a news release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the man stole 10 gold necklaces and a gold ring from a display cabinet inside a Zales retail jewelry store at the Westfield Brandon Mall in suburban Tampa.

Deputies said the man entered the store at about 1:36 p.m. EDT and “implied that he had a weapon,” the news release stated.

Authorities said the man was last seen wearing a long-sleeved shirt and black pants, WTSP-TV reported. The man also was wearing glasses, athletic shoes and a black hat, the television station reported.

According to the sheriff’s office release, the man also has a tattoo on the right side of his neck with an “N” and wings on each side of the letter.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who recognizes the man to call 813-247-8200. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.

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