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Posted at 7:23 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Jewelry salesman robbed in Wheaton

By The Associated Press

Montgomery County police are asking for the public's help tracking down the man who stole a suitcase carrying jewelry from a salesman's car while he sat in the driver's seat.

The 65-year-old jewelry salesman parked in the 1700 block of Gridley Lane in Wheaton on Wednesday evening. Before he got out, however, a man approached his car from the rear.

Police say the man broke the rear driver's side window, reached inside and grabbed a suitcase with jewelry. The man then ran away.

Police did not disclose the value of the stolen jewelry.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible for the theft.

By The Associated Press  | December 29, 2010; 7:23 AM ET
Categories:  Montgomery  
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Comments

This is the second such jewelry heist in as many months. Something's fishy here. What do these people think armored transportation services are for?

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | December 29, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like an insurance scam to me

Posted by: Frank60 | December 29, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Nghbrhdwatch,
"This is the second such jewelry heist in as many months. Something's fishy here. What do these people think armored transportation services are for?"

Unless he's driving a vehicle advertising he's carrying jewelry shouldn't he be able to assume a certain amount of safety in public?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 29, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

This could have avoided if the salesman had kept the suitcase with jewelry in the car trunk and another suitcase containing, maybe, French ticklers or dog excrement, on the front seat!

Posted by: clitteigh | December 29, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

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