FBI: $10K reward offered for suspected jewelry store robber – First Coast News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There’s an up to $10,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of an armed and dangerous suspect wanted in connection to a jewelry store robbery spree, authorities said Tuesday.

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering the reward, but you can remain anonymous and still collect payment, the FBI said in a news release.

The suspect, described as 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds, walked into a Reeds Jewelers store in Panama City Beach about 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and pulled a handgun on store employees, federal investigators said. At gunpoint, she tied two employees’ hands and moved them into the store’s bathroom, according to the FBI.

Afterward, she removed several pieces of jewelry from various display cases. The day before, she had gone inside and asked about the same items later reported stolen, investigators said.

She’s also suspected of robbing a Jared Jewelry store in Bluffton, S.C. Sept. 2, a Zale’s Jewelry store in Dawsonville, Ga. Aug. 5 and another Jared location in Woodstock, Ga. April 28, according to the FBI.

She and a black male suspect suspected in the Panama City, Dawsonville and Woodstock robberies are considered armed and dangerous, investigators said. They’re believed to be driving a red 2009/2010 Honda Civic LX with tinted windows.

If you recognize either, please call the FBI Jacksonville Field Office at (904) 248-7000.