Suspect sought in two robberies

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 24, 2011

KANNAPOLIS — Police say recent thefts at two jewelry stores appear to have been committed by the same person.
In both incidents, a man looked around the business for several minutes before asking to see a gold chain. When an employee took the chain out of a case, the man grabbed it and ran, police said.
The thefts happened around 11:20 a.m. March 15 at Baucom Phillips Jewelers, 2071 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., and around 11 a.m. March 19 at Village Jewelry, 867 Cloverleaf Plaza.
Police obtained surveillance video from both stores.
Detectives ask anyone with information about the thefts or the identity of the suspect to call the Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463 or Detective G.P. Watkins at 704-920-4001.