Hole-cutting jewel thieves wanted

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to locate two men wanted for cutting a hole in the wall at the back of Three Sisters Jewelry Store, doing $800 worth of damage, and taking $7,000 worth of jewelry.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

The burglary happened on Thursday, Sept. 15 between 2 and 3 a.m. in the 900 block of South Coast Highway 101.

Two men were seen casing the store just before the burglary. One suspect is seen in surveillance video — which can be downloaded at https://spaces.hightail.com/space/vkPk7 — posing as a maintenance worker. He was wearing a yellow fluorescent vest, white hard hat, light colored pants and T-shirt. He was also carrying a stick used to pick up trash from the ground.

The second suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. They left in a black four-door car, possibly a late 1990s Lexus.

If anyone recognizes the suspects or has information about this crime, please call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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