Police Release Video of Zales Jewelry Store Robbery; 128k in Rings Stolen
The robbery at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City took place Monday morning.
Robbers got away with 27 rings totaling $128,000 in a smash and grab robbery at the Zales jewelry store at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall Monday, according to police.
Authorities released a video of the robbery Tuesday morning. Robbers entered the store at 11:04 a.m. Monday and were in and out within 20 to 30 seconds, said Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
Four men entered the store wearing hoods over their heads and a mask or clothing covering their faces. The men started striking the glass of a display case, Sternbeck said.
“It took them 15 to 20 whacks of the hammer to gain access to the jewelry,” Sternbeck said.
The men grabbed the rings and fled to a parking garage on the top level of the mall. They were believed to have gotten away in a red-colored sedan, which busted through the parking garage gate on the Joyce Street side of the mall, Sternbeck said.
Four men entered the store and another person was likely waiting in the getaway car, Sternbeck said.
Authorities are waiting for the surveillance video of the garage to see if the license plate is visible.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Paula Brockenborough at 703-228-4241.