Jewel Thieves Rob Store of $6M in Jewelry, Coins
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: A gallery technician at Sotheby's auction house holds an incredibly rare blue diamond ring which is set to be auctioned in Geneva and is expected to fetch up to GBP 6million on April 24, 2009 in London, England. The stone, known as a fancy vivid blue diamond is internally flawless and weighs 7.03 carats, it has been granted the highest possible grading for blue diamonds by the Gemological Institute of America. The ring is to be auctioned as part of Sotheby's Geneva's 'Magnificent Jewels' sale to be held on May 12, 2009. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Updated at 10:45 AM CDT on Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009
Lewisville police are searching for two men who pulled off a $6 million jewelry heist in Lewisville early Tuesday.
Investigators said the pair arrived at Harold's Jewelers at about 7 a.m. under the guise of needing a watch battery replaced. When the employee opened the door, one of the men put a gun to the employee's head and ordered for the safe to be safe and a duffel bag filled with jewels and coins.
The duo then ordered the employee into the bathroom while they made their escape.
Capt. Jay Powell with the Lewisville Police Department said the robbery appeared to be a very well organized operation.
The employee was not able to offer a detailed description of the men, who police said also made off with the surveillance video.
Published at 10:33 AM CDT on Dec 30, 2009