Suspects Sought After $400K Worth of Jewelry Stolen From West Hollywood Store

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Los Angeles deputies are searching for two suspects on Wednesday after a jewelry store in West Hollywood was burglarized.

A burglary suspect is shown in an image from surveillance video in West Hollywood on June 23, 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

A man allegedly smashed a glass front door with a spark plug and forcibly entered Gina Amir Atelier jewelry store in the 500 block of Robertson Boulevard on June 23 around 5 a.m.

The burglar is shown on surveillance video kicking open the door to the back office and removing $400,000 worth of diamonds and other precious jewelry from a safe, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department press release.

"There was 25-carat diamond necklaces down to 1-carat engagement rings. We have a little bit of everything and he got away with a lot," said Valerie McCarty, the store manager. "The police, from what we were hearing from them, they were saying that he seemed like a complete professional."

The man ran out of the store with the jewels and fled the scene in a 4-door silver or dark sedan driven by another suspect, the Department said.

"They picked him up in the parking lot of another business. He then got into the vehicle and took off with the merchandise that he stole," said Det. Omar Luevano.

One of the suspects is described as a 25 to 35-year-old, 6-foot tall man who weighs around 210 pounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, West Hollywood Division at 310-358-4055.

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