UPDATE: RNC make arrest in jewelry theft investigation

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The RNC has arrested and charged a man in relation to the theft from Bogarts Jewelry Store in the Avalon Mall in St. John’s, after releasing a surveillance video of a suspect today.

The 26-year-old St. John’s man is facing charges of theft over $5,000 and breach of a court order. He is being held in custody for a court appearance.

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(Earlier story)

The RNC is requesting the assistance of the general public in identifying the person responsible for a theft from Bogarts Jewelry Store in the Avalon Mall in St. John’s on Feb. 5.

About 1:20 p.m. that day, officers from RNC street patrol and forensic identification responded to the scene.

A male suspect (as seen in the video, CLICK HERE) reached over the glass and grabbed a quantity of jewelry from the glass display case before fleeing the area on foot.

No injuries were sustained and no weapons are believed to have been used during the commission of this offence. At the time of the offence the male suspect is described as wearing a red jacket, black baseball hat and grey jogging pants.

The RNC Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate. Anyone who has information that would assist in identifying the person responsible or anyone who may have any information in relation to this crime is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

The RNC is also issuing a reminder that any person in possession of stolen property can be charged.

Organizations: RNC Criminal Investigation Division, Bogarts Jewelry Store, Crime Stoppers

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  • Linda Evans
    February 12, 2013 - 08:32

    It's about time the judges in the justice system took a long hard look at the sentences these people receive . They aren't giving the innocent people any justice by giving out the ridiculous sentences that they do, hence the repeat offenders. Stop using psychology to let these people off with their offences and dole out some good old fashioned punishment.

  • Dee
    February 12, 2013 - 05:48

    This jeweler is trying to make a life for himself and his family,two low life's come along and take it away and it's not their first time.I thinks the courts got to treat these cases more seriously and take this scum of the streets.Was,nt there a case with a jeweler downtown where the owner tried to protect his business,he was charged and the scum bag walks,now they are forced to close their business which had been open for more then 40 years.Where is our justice system.