January 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Fishy man steals Rolex from downtown Seattle jewelry store
A downtown Seattle jewelry-store employee thought there was something fishy about a toothless man who came into the store at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street last week — his smell.
According to Seattle police, when the man entered the story at about 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, he explained his odeur to the Ben Bridge Jewelers attendant by saying he was a wealthy fisherman.
He asked to try on a $45,000 Rolex watch. Then, as soon as the watch was fastened to his wrist, with a “See ya!” he bolted out the door. The man was chased by employees and a homeless man near the store, but was not caught.
Detectives are now hoping someone can identify the man through images and video from the store.
Anyone with information on the suspect or chase can contact the Seattle Police Department’s robbery unit at 206-684-5535.
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