FBI Baltimore
Public Affairs Specialist Dave Fitz
(410) 277-6689
September 21, 2015

Reward Offered in Brazen Jewelry Store Heist

The Baltimore FBI is asking for the public’s help identifying men wanted in connection with a jewelry store heist who were dressed in costumes in an attempt to disguise themselves. They stole more than $110,000 from the Van Jewelry Store at 2202 Viers Mill Road in Rockville, Maryland on September 15. Anyone with information could receive a reward of up to $5,000 leading to an arrest in the case.

Investigators say the men went into the store with guns and ordered the employees to get on their knees. Witnesses say one of the men is Hispanic. He was dressed in a plaid shirt, dark pants, a white Middle Eastern-style hat, fake beard, and glasses. Witnesses say he looked to be heavy-set, but investigators believe he may have had something under his shirt to appear stocky. The second robber is described as being covered head-to-toe in a black robe. Employees did see some of the skin on his arm as he emptied several display cases of jewelry. They say he appeared to be either white or Hispanic.

The two men were witnessed leaving the store and getting into a white older-model four-door sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota, with a white paper registration plate.

Anyone knows anything about the robbers or robbery is asked to call the FBI Baltimore at 410-265-8080 or Montgomery County Police Department at 301-279-8000. Tipsters could receive a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.