GLENDALE — Police circulated security footage Wednesday of a man wanted for stealing multiple Rolex watches in a smash-and-grab robbery at a Glendale jewelry store.
The crime happened around 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 on the 100 block of North Brand Boulevard, the Glendale Police Department reported. The name of the store has not been disclosed.
“The suspect approached the store carrying a white bag and a small black suitcase,” according to a police statement. “He pulled out a chain with a padlock, which he used to lock the front door.”
Smash-and-grab burglar thefts @ROLEX Brand Boulevard jewelry story watches in Glendale in broad daylight – watch it do it on surveillance video from @MyGlendale DP https://t.co/eeJmFo3Uti pic.twitter.com/s0XQn6CyCZ
— LA Daily News (@ladailynews) February 3, 2021
The man then smashed the outer glass using a metal socket wrench, grabbed several Rolex watches, ran to a nearby van and drove off in a black 1999 Dodge Caravan, license number 7LWN557 , police said.
The suspect was described as white or Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, and of average build. He wore dark clothes and a face mask.
Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call police at 818-548-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.