Robbery suspects smash glass case, steal jewelry from Jared store at Katy Mills Mall

KATY, TX (KTRK) -- Detectives are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store inside Katy Mills Mall.

At least one glass case at Jared Vault is covered with a tarp after the heist, which happened just before 11am.

No customers were inside the store at the time, but two employees were working.

Surveillance video released by the Katy Police Department shows two suspects raiding the store with a gun and two hammers. In the video, one suspect is seen smashing the case and filling a white bag with jewelry. Moments later, the duo runs out to a waiting car.

Neither employee was injured in the heist.

"One of them was actually able to go into a back room, while the other one, they kinda forced her to crouch down behind the display case," said Javier Martinez with the Katy Police Department.

One suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and mask, and the other had a white T-shirt wrapped around his head.

Detectives now are searching for a gray Chevy Impala that fled toward the Houston area.
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