On 5/16/17, at approximately 10:27 a.m., a suspect committed a sneak theft. One of the sales associates went to the restroom and placed her keys on a shelf in the back room. The second associate was with another customer at the front of the store. The suspect was outside of the store and watching as this occurred. He used this opportunity to go behind the display cases. He then retrieved the keys, gained access to the display case and removed six pieces of jewelry from the case. He then exited the store. The suspect is a 35-year-old Black male. He is a 5’9” and weighs 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with tan slacks. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual, please contact the Joplin Police Department at (417) 623-3131.

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