Thief swipes $15,000 in jewelry from car in Long Beach

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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A thief swiped $15,000 in jewelry out of a car in Long Beach, and the high-priced heist was caught on camera.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A search is on for a thief who swiped $15,000 in jewelry out of a car in Long Beach.

Surveillance video taken in the early morning hours of Dec. 11 shows the burglar casing out cars on Stevely Avenue just north of Spring Street.

Long Beach police said the victim parked her car in her driveway the night before after returning home from a business function, leaving her inventory inside the car.

The next morning, she woke up to find that her car window was broken and more than $15,000 in jewelry was taken. The items were in plastic bags and plastic containers.

Police described the suspect as a tall man in his 20s or 30s with a slim build and a buzzed haircut. He was seen wearing a gray zip-up hoodie and black pants.

Investigators believe a white, four-door Acura TL with a sunroof is connected to the crime. The car was captured on a second video.

If you have any relevant information about this incident, you're urge to contact Detective Roberson at (562) 570-7362. You can also submit anonymous tips by calling L.A. Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).