Jewelry thieves get stuck in elevator during escape – WLWT Cincinnati

DRIVER INTO A TRUCK STOP PARKING LOT BEFORE JUMPING HIM AND TAKING A LARGE SUM OF CASH. VIRGINIA AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE OTHER TWO MEN WHO FLED IN A CHRYSLER 300 WITH KENTUCKY PLATES. STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR AND NOW STUCK IN JAIL. A PAIR OF JEWELRY THIEVES CAUGHT LAST NIGHT IN SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP. MIKE: DEPUTIES FOUND BOTH IN AN ELEVATOR WITH THE STOLEN GOODS STASHED IN THE CEILING. WLWT NEWS FIVE’S EMILY WOOD IS LIVE AT DIAMONDS ROCK IN KENWOOD PLACE, EMILY? EMILY: THE STORE OWNER SAID HE CAN’T THANK AUTHORITIES ENOUGH FOR ARRIVING ON A THE SCENE SO QUICKLY LAST NIGHT. THE SUSPECT MADE A STOP THERE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON TO CASE THE JOINT. ON THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THE SUSPECT SMASHES THROUGH THE FRONT GLASS DOOR OF DIAMONDS ROCK, USES A CROW BAR AND SCREW DRIVER TO UNLOCK THE SECOND DOOR, THEN STARTS LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT SHOWCASE TO BREAK INTO IT. HE GRABBED WHAT HE COULD AND YOU CAN SEE IN THE FILM THAT AS HE’S TRYING TO PULL SOME RINGS, PENDANTS, THINGS OUT, POLICE ARE COMING, YOU CAN TELL HE IS TRYING TO QUICKLY GET OUT OF THE BUILDING. EMILY:THE HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE SUSPECTS 57-YEAR-OLD LEROY BRIDGMAN AND 61-YEAR-OLD MARCIE YOUNG TRIED TO RUN DOWN THE STAIRWELL BUT QUICKLY REALIZED IT DID NOT CONNECT TO THE GARAGE WHERE THEIR GET-AWAY CAR WAS PARKED. SO THE PAIR HOPPED INTO THIS ELEVATOR AND ONCE THEY HIT THE GARAGE LEVEL GOT STUCK. DETECTIVES SAY THEY STASHED THE JEWELRY INCLUDING 26 DIAMOND RINGS IN THE CEILING. STRICTLY BECAUSE OF THE ABSOLUTE RAPID SPEED THESE POLICE GOT HERE, HE FAILED MISERABLY. THE PLAN DIDN’T WORK. IT WASN’T GOING TO WORK. IT WASN’T THOUGHT OUT WELL. EMILY:SURVEILLANCE VIDEO EVEN SHOWS THE SUSPECT IN THE STORE ABOUT NINE HOURS BEFORE THE BURGLARY. SOMEONE CAME IN, WALKED AROUND, LOOKED A LITTLE DIFFERENT, ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS AND WE GOT ON THE TAPE, GOT ON MY CAMERA SYSTEM, IT WAS HIM. EMILY: HAMILTON COUNTY SAYS THE JEWELRY IS VALUED AT MORE THAN $80,000. THE FEMALE SUSPECT HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH HEARN — HEROIN