A man posing as a customer who had an item on hold at a Queens jewelry store last week stole gold bracelets from a display case when nobody was looking, according to the NYPD.
Police said on March 17, a man told an employee at Golden City Jewelers in Jamaica that he had an item on layaway.
When the employee went to the back of the store to get the customer’s information about his purchase, the suspect leaned over the counter and grabbed six gold bracelets that were in a display case, the NYPD said.
The 20-something-year-old suspect then left the store.
Surveillance photo police released Thursday night shows the suspect carrying a backpack.