MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami jewelry store employee came face-to-face with an armed crook during a robbery in which he stole a variety of items.

The store’s surveillance cameras captured the robber tapping a weapon on the jewelry case, directing the employee to open it up. City of Miami Police said the armed robbery happened at Wilian Diaz Boutique, off Southwest Eighth Street and 66th Avenue, just before 10 a.m., Friday.

In the video, the crook appears to point a gun at the store employee the entire time of the robbery, despite her remaining calm and following his instructions.

Once behind the counter, the crook stuffs a bookbag full of jewelry while demanding the employee to stay back and not move, the video shows.

The employee then calls store owner Wilian Diaz and police to notify them of the robbery.

According to Diaz, the crook stole a variety of items, such as watches and earrings.

Speaking in Spanish, he said his employee is OK and was not physically hurt, and that calms him tremendously.

“I asked her if she wanted to go home for the day,” Diaz said through a translator. “She said no because she doubts he will return.”

Diaz also said his focus is to work hard to get back what he lost during the robbery.

If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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