Crime Stoppers: Chattanooga police seek identity of jewelry thief

Crime Stoppers: Chattanooga police seek identity of jewelry thief

January 8th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Video image of jewelry theft suspect.

Video image of jewelry theft suspect.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Chattanooga police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the identity of a woman suspected of attempting to resell stolen jewelry to the original owner.

According to Crime Stoppers, in late November a woman entered Southern Gold, at 5307 Brainerd Road, and attempted to sell pieces of jewelry. The employee behind the counter recognized the jewelry as her own "custom-made pieces" and called police. The suspect fled, but was recorded on the shop's security video.

A police investigation at the victim's home found the front door had been forced open, with more than $2,000 in jewelry and electronics stolen.

The suspect is a medium- to heavy-build African-American female, weighing about 160 pounds and around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the burglary is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.