Thursday, June 29, 2006

Police hunting for jewelry thief in Town and Country

Police were searching for two jewelry thieves who ambushed a salesman in the parking lot of a Town and Country shopping center this week.

The out-of-town salesman was carrying a briefcase filled with jewelry to his car about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamp and Lantern shopping center at Clayton and Woods Mill Roads. Two men armed with some type of "stun gun" threatened the man and took the briefcase. They fled in a light blue or silver Chevrolet Cobalt with no license plates, police said.

Several people witnessed the robbery. The salesman was not injured. Police would not say exactly how much the jewelry was worth, but said it was in the hundreds of thousands.

Town and County police were investigating. They had no suspects in custody.

This is a composite sketch of the man who robbed a jewelry dealer at a Town and Country shopping mall Wednesday.