Police hunt jewel thief


POLICE are searching for a man who committed a brazen snatch-and-run jewellery theft from a Tweed Heads store last week.

A shop assistant tried in vain to grab the jewellery tray from the man before he sprinted from the store with gold coloured necklaces and bracelets.

CCTV footage captured images of the man and police are appealing for public help to find him.

According to police, the man is described as being of white/European appearance, aged in his early twenties and is of medium build with short brown hair.

He was wearing a light blue short sleeved shirt, white t-shirt, cream coloured cargo shorts, white socks and white sneakers.

The man entered the store at a Tweed Heads shopping centre about 4pm on July 16 and grabbed the tray of jewellery from a display case.

The op-assistant attempted to grab the tray back from the man's grasp however was unsuccessful and the man ran from the store with the display tray and an amount of jewellery including gold coloured necklaces and chains.

Anyone who has information regarding the man's identity or whereabouts is urged to contact Tweed Heads detectives via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile police are also reminding members of the public to be wary of anyone offering to sell them cheap jewellery.

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