Silent Witness: Jewelry store thief says he needs money for kid's funeral

Posted at 2:35 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 20:13:26-04

Silent Witness is asking for the public's help in locating a man who allegedly stole jewelry from a JCPenney in April. 

Authorities say on April 25 a Hispanic man between 25-35 years of age asked to see jewelry items from a display case at the store near Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue. 

The employee working told the suspect that the store policy allowed only one item to be seen at a time. 

The suspect then said he would pull a gun and grabbed his waistband, according to Silent Witness. 

"I need money for my kid's funeral, and if I don't get it I'll shoot you," the suspect reportedly told the employee. 

The suspect then fled with the jewelry in a lime green Chevy Impala heading westbound on Bethany Home Road. 

He is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a goatee and tattoos on his calves. 

If you have any information on the identity of this man or this incident you are asked to call 480-WITNESS.