STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The FBI, along with the Strongsville Police Department and Crime Stoppers are still searching for the suspect(s) in the unsolved robbery of the Jared Jewelers in Strongsville -- and they are asking for the public's assistance.
It happened nearly three weeks ago, on Thursday, June 25, at 10:20 a.m.
Police say the suspect, described as a black man 6' tall, wearing a camouflage balaclava, a baseball cap, a tan jacket, black tennis shoes and was carrying a black bag, walked into the Royalton Road store entered the store and pulled out a silver revolver gun and ordered the employees and customers to get on the floor.
The suspect ordered the manager to open the display cases. He took several round cut diamonds and fled the store. The unknown male quickly walked to a white vehicle parked near Panera Bread. The car appears to be an older model Acura TSX.
According to police, prior to the robbery the suspect's car was observed via video surveillance to have briefly parked behind Triv's Restaurant, he exited his vehicle, walked towards Jareds and then returned to his vehicle moving it to a new location near Panera Bread. He then exited his vehicle, proceeded to Jareds and committed the armed robbery.
The photo released shows the suspect's vehicle traveling east on Rt 82/Royalton Road towards I-71. It is believed the suspect made an illegal left hand turn out of the parking lot near Panera Bread to proceed east on Rt. 82.
Anyone present in the area of Jareds Jewelers, Triv's Restaurant or Panera Bread in Strongsville between the hours of 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on June 25 is encouraged to call police. Information you have may be valuable to solving this crime.
Reward money is available for tips leading to the successful identification and prosecution of the individual responsible for this robbery. Tips can remain anonymous and can be provided to any of the three agencies involved; FBI at 216-522-1400, Strongsville Police Department at 440-580-3230 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.