Police are looking to identify a person of interest related to a recent break-in at a jewelry store.

Police are looking to identify a person of interest related to a recent break-in at a jewelry store.

Photo provided by St. Clair Shores Police Department


Police seeking suspect in robbery of St. Clair Shores jewelry store

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published September 26, 2018

 Police believe the suspect had been in the store earlier.

Police believe the suspect had been in the store earlier.

Photo provided by the St. Clair Shores Police Department

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A man believed to have been in the store the prior business day is a person of interest in a break-in at Michael Agnello Jewelers Sept. 22.

According to a press release from the St. Clair Shores Police Department, the department received a call around 3:46 a.m. about an alarm alerting them to an invasion at the jewelry store, located at 31500 Harper Ave. When police arrived, they found that the front door glass had been shattered and the showroom had been ransacked.

Police said a large amount of merchandise was taken, but they are not disclosing the dollar amount of the missing items.

When the owner met police at the store after the incident, he was able to access surveillance video that showed a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue pants and a blue bandana covering his face approach the business. According to the press release, the man then allegedly used a blunt object to smash the front door window and get into the store. 

He stayed in the business for a few minutes before leaving the store and riding a bicycle northbound through the alley.

Detective Stephen Stindt said that by working in conjunction with the store owner, they were able to identify a person of interest who was in the business earlier that day.

“The guy came in and acted suspicious, brought the attention of the employees,” Stindt said. “The guy left and then came back after hours. Around 11:30, (he was) back at the business looking in the windows, and then later on that night a (breaking and entering) occurred.”

At press time, police were looking to identify that man, seen on surveillance video from the store earlier in the day. He arrived in a black 2016-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, and police said he is a person of interest.

“We’re looking to identify the person in the video. We don’t know who he is,” Stindt said. 

Anyone with information about the man shown or the incident is asked to call the St. Clair Shores Police Detective Bureau at (586) 445-5305.