NJ earring bandit caught on camera stealing $27K

September 25, 2012 2:59:36 PM PDT
Police in Gloucester Township, N.J. are looking for a bold jewelry bandit caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of earrings.

RELATED: Watch the surveillance video

It happened Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Kmart store on Blackwood Clementon Road.

Police say the man walked up to the jewelry counter with a shopping cart, cut the security cable on a spinning jewelry display case filled with gold earrings, loaded the display case into the cart and walked out of the store.

The stolen earrings are worth an estimated $27,000.

The whole thing was caught on camera.

Police are looking for a black man who was wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren bucket hat, sunglasses and dark shirt and jeans.

If you recognize the man in the surveillance video or have any information about the theft, you are asked to call the township's Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560.

You can also contact Gloucester Township Police directly at 856-228-4500, or by email at police@gtpolice.com .