Thieves rob Aventura jewelry store; 3 at large

AVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) - - Three robbers used hammers to smash display cases inside of a Jared jewelry store in Aventura, Tuesday night, before running away with merchandise, police said.

According to Aventura Police the subjects entered the store, located at 19001 Biscayne Blvd., at around 8:30 p.m. The perpetrators, who had their faces completely covered and were wearing gloves, held hammers as they barged into the business.

Police said the trio then took off on foot from the scene with the goods they had stolen. None of the employees or customers inside the store were hurt.

Investigators said they have surveillance video of the incident.

According to investigators, Tuesday’s jewelry heist is very similar to another jewelry store robbery that took place, Monday afternoon, in Fort Lauderdale.

In Fort Lauderdale, three suspects barged into a jewelry store, located inside of Coral Ridge Mall, and took off with high-end jewelry estimated to be worth between $200,000 to $250,000. These three men also used hammers to crack open glass cases to steal the merchandise.

At the moment, investigators have no confirmation that both cases are related. However, they are looking into every possible lead.

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 $1,000 reward.

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