MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade Police are asking for the public’s help to find two women who, police say, stole some pricey pieces from a jewelry store.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Surveillance cameras rolled as the two walked into the store located inside USA Flea Market at 3015 N.W. 79 Street.
They went up to the attendant and asked to see two gold necklaces.
Once the pricey pieces were on the counter, one of them started talking to the attendant and distracting him from the other woman by asking him lots of questions.
Meantime, surveillance video showed, the woman with the orange hair or wig palming chains off the counter.
The pair left without buying anything but police said the woman with the orange hair had two chains still clutched in her palm.
“As soon as my worker put the jewelry away, I looked at the tray and I noticed that two chains were missing,” said Park & Co. jewelry store owner James Park.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Both gold chains are valued at $10,000.
The store’s owner told CBS4’s Gary Nelson, this type of crime is all too common.
“It’s a real big problem. I mean when they do it discretely, it’s not as big as when they smash and grab but it’s still a problem, “said Park.
Talk about smash and grab, a group in the very same flea market went on a smash and grab spree on May 7th.
A store owner struggled with one of the men. It’s thought they robbed three stores in the area on the same day. At last report, they were still on the loose. As are the two women, but investigators are heartened the camera got a good clean shot of their faces.
Police are convinced someone in the community knows something about the theft.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz Relieved Of Duty
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471- TIPS.