WHITMAN — Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon theft at Menard Jewelers on South Avenue.
Whitman Police received a 911 call from the store at 2:59 p.m., May 27 reporting the theft. The suspect is described as a white male about 5’10” to 6-feet tall of medium build approximately 25 to 30 years old. He was wearing dark pants, a long-sleeved black-and-white checkered shirt, sneakers and a dark-colored scally cap.
“The suspect was speaking to a clerk who showed him a piece of jewelry that he purported to be interested in purchasing,” according to Police Chief Scott Benton. “After several minutes the suspect grabbed the item off the counter and fled the store.”
Benton said the suspect was on his cell phone just before grabbing the item. The suspect then got into a gray or blue SUV and headed east on South Avenue. It was not immediately clear if he was the driver or passenger.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and will provide more information as they obtain it, Benton said. Detective Sgt. Joseph Bombardier is in charge of the investigation.
If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to call the Whitman Police Department at 781-447-1212.