Pair sought in Palmdale jewelry theft

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Investigators are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man and woman wanted in a jewelry theft in Palmdale.

The incident happened about 1 p.m. on May 26 at a pawn shop, whose name and address were not disclosed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Officials said the woman distracted an employee while a man took items off the displays.

The pair is accused of stealing roughly $4,000 worth of jewelry.

The male suspect was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds. The woman was described as about 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.

Investigators said they fled in a black newer-model GMC mid-size SUV.

Anyone who recognizes the two was urged to call the sheriff's department at (661) 272-2610, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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