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Man uses wheelchair as decoy in brazen jewelry store robbery

Posted: 11:00 AM, Aug 04, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-04 10:59:34-04
Police are searching for a man involved in a brazen robbery at a Stamford jewelry store. (Photo via Stamford police)

Police are searching for a man involved in a brazen robbery at a Stamford jewelry store. (Photo via Stamford Police)

STAMFORD, Conn. (PIX11) — Stamford police are searching for a man who they say robbed a jewelry store and pepper-sprayed two people.

According to police, a man in a wheelchair entered the Sidney Thomas Jewelry Store at the Stamford Town Center Saturday afternoon.

After trying on several Rolex watches, he slid a $25,000 watch onto his wrist.

Police say the man got out of his wheelchair and ran out of the store, knocking over an employee and a security guard.

The suspect allegedly pepper-sprayed the two before running out of the store, leaving behind his wheelchair and a hat.

Stamford police say the suspect is approximately in his mid 40’s, six-feet-tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

He has no facial hair and is bald.Anyone with information is asked to call BCI Squad B Crimes against Persons at 203-977-4417.