Thieves take hammer to Macy’s jewelry counter, escape with diamond pieces

By: Jessica Strachan | Southfield Sun | Published December 12, 2012

SOUTHFIELD — In the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, two suspects made a bold move to steal from a local department store in the middle of the day.

It was around 1:50 p.m. Dec. 6, according to Lt. Nick Loussia of the Southfield Police Department, when two males took a hammer to a jewelry display at the Macy’s in Northland Shopping Center.

“We received a call from Macy’s advising us that two males wearing hooded sweatshirts broke the glass of a display case containing diamond jewelry,” Loussia explained. “They then took several pieces of jewelry and fled.”

There were several store employees who witnessed the crime happening, though the suspects were able to get away with the merchandise after shattering the glass and grabbing diamond pieces. Loussia was unable to release an estimate on the value of the stolen items, but noted that they claimed multiple pieces of jewelry.

Loussia also added that they believe the two suspects fled in two different vehicles once they reached the parking lot.

The two suspects are described as black males, around the age of 17, according to the police report. The first suspect was described by witnesses as being 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and 170 pounds. He wore a dark baseball cap and a dark Adidas hoodie. The second suspect is believed to be about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He wore a grayish hat, dark pants and an Old Navy jacket or sweatshirt.

Loussia said that the two were caught on security cameras in Macy’s and an investigation into the retail fraud is under way.

Anyone with more information on this case should call the Crime Prevention Bureau at the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5400.