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Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 6:52 PM
By: Audrey Washington, WSBTV.com
CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Authorities are looking for a man they say stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from a business in Chamblee, Georgia, while wearing a sweatshirt that said, “Be A Good Human.”
Police told WSB the man broke into a jewelry warehouse Friday, adding that he helped himself to trendy rings, gems and earrings and tried some of them on.
“We went through the footage again and I realized he took a lot of inventory,” Bailey Lehrer, the owner of Ringcrush, a small business that caters to boutiques and online stores, told WSB.
Lehrer said the man was inside for a little more than an hour. After he swiped the jewelry, he then walked down the hallway to use the bathroom.
“Not only did he steal jewelry, he also made quite a mess in the bathroom,” she said.
The jewelry reported stolen was made by hand, which Lehrer said takes time.
“Opal, amesthyst and citrine and everything takes about two weeks to hand make,” she said.
The burglary impacts Lehrer's bottom line. She hopes someone recognizes the thief and turns him in.
“He’s going to do this to another small business,” Leher said. “This is definitely not his first rodeo.”
Lehrer said the business has alarms, but no glass break alarm on the window the man allegedly broke in through.