Man steals nearly $50,000 watch, authorities looking for suspect

Man steals nearly $50,000 watch, authorities looking for suspect
Photos provided by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 2:07pm

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is looknig for a suspect who stole a nearly $50,000 watch from Lee Michaels Jewelry Store.

The incident occured at the Mall of Louisiana on October 1 at approximately 5:45 p.m.

According to reports, the man asked to view the Rolex “Skydweller,” valued at approximately $48,850. Once the suspect had the watch on his wrist, he then asked to compare it to another gold watch valued at approximately $60,000.

The salesperson hesitated to give the man the other watch, at which time he turned to run out of the store. Another employee attempted to physically stop the suspect, but he was able to exit the store with the watch still in his possession. The suspect fled down an employee corridor of the mall located next to Sears.

The suspect is described as a black male, with medium skin tone, clean shaven, approximately 5’10” to 6’0" tall. The suspect was seen wearing a dark green T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.  

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