COVINA — Police are seeking a burglar who helped himself to about $8,000 worth of jewelry from an antique store, officials said Sunday.
The theft took place shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Old Covina Antique Emporium, 514 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina police Sgt. Matt Eddings said.
The burglar entered the story and milled about inside for about 40 minutes, the sergeant said. When asked if he needed help, he said he was merely killing time while waiting for his wife.
Once he left, another customer pointed out that a jewelry case had been opened, Eddings said, and store officials found nearly two-dozen gold and diamond rings were missing. The jewelry was valued at about $8,000.
A review of store surveillance tape showed the man crouched down near the case and placing the rings in the waistband of his pants, Eddings said.
Police described the burglar as a white man in his late-30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 200 pounds, of medium build. He had brown hair and green eyes, and wore a green polo shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap with the letter “T” written on the front.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Covina police at 626-384-5808.