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Jewelry store thieves break in via roof

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The hole thieves made to break into the jewelry store The hole thieves made to break into the jewelry store

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for two people who, they said, broke into a South Florida Jared jewelry store by cutting a hole in the roof and took off with $75,000 worth in jewels.

Police said the burglary occurred at a Jared located at 11077 Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines, just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. According to investigators, the perpetrators slid through the roof and used a sledgehammer to smash the display cases.

Newly released surveillance video shows the subjects, who are seen wearing black hoodies and gloves, quickly grabbing rings, watches, bracelets and other items of value.

A woman who works next door to the store said she is distressed by the burglary. "I live in Hialeah, I work here, and recently I've been hearing [about] a lot of incidents that have been happening in the area," said Paula Duran. "It's not safe. A lot of weird people come in here. Sometimes I have to call the cops. It's been crazy."

"I thank God it didn't happen here, but it's crazy to think that, you know, burglars can come down and go back up. Like, it's crazy," Duran said.

A contractor hired by the store to install a cover over the roof said this was a professional job. "They had to bring up battery-powered saws while up there because they knew there was going to be corrugated metal. They knew how to cut it, it looks like," said William Natale. "They cut it perfectly square. It looks like they knew what they were doing, for sure."

Damage to the building has been estimated at $10,000. The owners of the store declined to comment.

If you have any information on this burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

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