Man runs away with necklace in Bronx jewelry heist

BAYCHESTER, the Bronx — Authorities are searching for a suspected thief who ran off with a necklace from a Bronx jewelry store last month.

The incident occurred on Feb. 5 around 1 p.m. when a man entered a Kay Jewelers store along Baychester Avenue.

He posed as a customer and asked the store employee, 33, if he could try on a necklace, police said.

Once he had the necklace on, he asked to see another piece of jewelry, said cops.

According to police, when the employee asked him to take off the necklace, the man ran out of the store, fleeing east on Baychester Avenue.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).