Jewel Thief on Crime Spree Robs Three Stores in Three States

The culprit, her image captured on surveillance cameras, robbed three stores, tying up employees and escaping with hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry.
1:18 | 09/14/15

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He has been placed on desk duty, but Blake says it's not enough. Now, to a one-woman jewelry robbery. Casually dressed, no disguise. Tonight, the FBI has joined the investigation hoping to stop her before she strikes again. Phillip Mena has the details. Reporter: Take a close look. Authorities now trying to figure out if the woman seen in these surveillance photos is responsible for robbing three jewelry stores in three different states, all within the past month. These are brazen street robberies. Reporter: The first heist coming on August 5th in dawsonville, Georgia. Authorities say she forced employees to the back of the store, zip-tying their hands before stealing about $13,000 worth of jewelry. August 11th, she strikes again. This time robbing a reeds store in Panama City beach, Florida. She swiped $400,000 worth of goods before getting away in this vehicle. A ups driver showing up minutes later to find employees tied up. They were lying flat on the floor of the bathroom. When I see them, they were very terrified. Reporter: The most recent hit happening earlier this week in South Carolina. Wearing a cowboy hat and brandishing a gun, investigators say she once again forced employees to the back before tying them up, escaping with the jewels. Phillip Mena, ABC news, new York.

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