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Robbers break in through roof, steal $500K worth of jewelry in Oxon Hill

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(Photo: Prince George's County Police Department) (Photo: Prince George's County Police Department)
OXON HILL, Md. -

It has been three months since thieves broke into an Oxon Hill jewelry store and stole $500,000 worth of stuff, and there are still no arrests.

Prince George's County police have turned up the heat by releasing surveillance video of the crime in progress hoping to get some new leads.

"I've been coming here for 20 years," Brettana Weathers says. "The reason I like it is they will fix your jewelry right there. You don't have to leave it."

Hours after the owners finished helping customers on May 3, three men cut a hole in the roof and slipped inside, helping themselves to a safe full of jewelry.

The suspects marked an X on the roof so they knew where to cut. They disabled the alarm system and then lowered power tools inside.

They then used a blow torch to get into a concrete re-enforced steel safe.

"The family told us they've been in business 25 years, and they got wiped out in two hours," Officer Bond said.

After exhausting every lead they could, detectives decided to release the surveillance tape, hoping someone will see it and come forward with information to help them solve the brazen robbery, possibly committed by an out-of-state gang.

"They were very highly organized individuals,” says Bond. “We haven't seen anything quite like it here. There have been similar crimes in other states.”

Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information in this case. The number to call is 1-866-411-TIPS or go to http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com/


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