Police seek suspects in South Portland jewel heist

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for three people suspected of stealing $125,000 worth of jewelry from the Maine Mall on Monday.

Police Sgt. Steve Webster said in a press release that two black men and a black woman were part of an elaborate theft scheme to steal jewelry from GM Pollack & Sons at around 6:30 p.m.

Webster said two of the suspects apparently distracted employees, while the third stole high-end jewelry from a display case.

He said the group appeared to be well-organized and experienced. Police believe the trio is not from the area and could have spent time in a local hotel. The trio is believed to have been at the mall Saturday evening and returned Monday, when the theft occurred.

“Unfortunately, I do not have photos of these individuals at this time,” Webster said in a press release. “They were very distinctive and we are hoping somebody recognized them while shopping.”

Police are looking for a dark-skinned black man, standing 6-foot-7 and weighing about 220 pounds. He reportedly has bad teeth and was wearing a black jacket with gray stripes. He is believed to be about 30 years old.

The second suspect is a light-skinned black woman, also about 30 years old, with yellowish-orange hair pulled back in a ponytail. She reportedly had a large mole on the side of her head and was wearing dark-rimmed glasses.

The third suspect is a dark-skinned black man, standing about 5-foot-10 and weighing about 200 pounds. He also wore dark-rimmed glasses and appeared to be about 30 years old.

Anyone with information may contact police Detective Chris Todd at 799-5511 ext. 7448.