Man sought in smash-and-grab burglary of Glendale jewelry store

GLENDALE, Calif. (CNS) -- Police on Wednesday circulated security images of a man wanted for stealing several Rolex watches in a "smash-and-grab'' burglary at a Glendale jewelry store.

The crime occurred about 4 p.m. Jan 19 in the 100 block of North Brand Boulevard, the Glendale Police Department reported. The name of the store was not released.

"The suspect approached the store carrying a white bag and a small black suitcase,'' according to a police statement. "He pulled out a chain with a padlock, which he used to lock the front door.''

The man then smashed the exterior glass using a metal socket wrench, grabbed several Rolex watches, and ran to a nearby minivan and drove off in a black 1999 Dodge Caravan, license number 7LWN557, police said.

The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He wore dark clothing and a face mask.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 818-548-4911, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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