FBI Seeking Information in Jewelry Store Robberies
The FBI, in collaboration with the Panama City Police Department, is seeking information related to a jewelry store robbery in Panama City Beach, Florida, with possible connections to similarly executed robberies in Georgia and South Carolina.
On August 11, 2015, at approximately 10:10 a.m., a white female in her 20s, approximately 5’8” tall and 130 pounds, entered a Reeds Jewelers location in Panama City Beach, Florida, and displayed a handgun. At gunpoint, the suspect zip-tied two store employees’ hands and moved them to the store’s restroom. A black male suspect in his late-30s or early 40s, approximately 6’0” tall and 250 pounds, is seen on surveillance video removing the front door stop and letting it shut. After locking the front door, the white female suspect proceeded to remove various items of jewelry from the display cases. The employees stated the suspect had entered the store one day prior to the robbery and asked about the same items. Surveillance photos appear to show the suspect’s vehicle as a red 2009/2010 Honda Civic LX with tinted windows.
The white female and black male are also suspected in the armed robbery of a Jared Jewelry store in Woodstock, Georgia, on April 28, 2015, and a Zale’s Jewelry store in Dawsonville, Georgia, on August 5, 2015. Both robberies mirrored the Panama City Beach robbery and the suspects appear to be of the same build in reviewed surveillance video.
On September 2, 2015, the Jared Jewelry store in Bluffton, South Carolina, was robbed by a white female with a handgun. The suspect description of the female also matches the previous three jewelry store robberies.
Suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information can contact the FBI Jacksonville Field Office at 904-248-7000.