NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) - New Bedford Police are investigating a robbery at the Correia Jewelry Store.
It happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the shop on Acushnet Avenue.
A store employee told Investigators that two men approached the door, so she buzzed them in.
She says that one of the suspects, who was dressed in women's clothing and wearing a wig, jumped over the counter and wrestled her to the floor.
She fought with him and began to scream, until he wrapped duct tape around her face and bound her hands and feet.
- Suspect #1 description:
- Light-skinned Hispanic male
- Around 5'10"
- Very thin
- Last seen wearing a blonde wig, pink/orange Spandex pants with flowers, and light Blue V-neck T-shirt
- Acted in a feminine manner
The second suspect then started taking a large amount of rings out of a display case.
- Suspect #2 description:
- Dark-skinned Hispanic male
- In his 30's
- Long black frizzy hair in a pony tail
- Tan t-shirt and possibly jeans
The suspects were speaking to each other in Spanish.
They left out the back door onto Hathaway St. Police believe they jumped into a waiting van that headed east on Hathaway St. toward North Front St.
That vehicle is described as a Dodge Caravan or Plymouth Voyageur, possibly black with gold bumpers. The license plate may include the numbers 201 or 210.
The victim was able to free herself and call police.
She says the suspects were in the store Saturday afternoon looking to buy a ring. Investigators believe they were casing the store.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Det. Barry Pacheco at 508-991-6300 ext. 133.
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