Thieves take more than $1M in cash, jewels from flea market shops

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Six men wearing black hoodies and masks cut their way into four stores at a flea market and got away with cash, handguns and an estimated $1 million in jewelry.

Authorities say a security camera recorded the thieves Sunday as they cut through concrete walls and metal locks. They also managed to bypass security alarms.

Peter’s Gold suffered the biggest loss. Owner Chi Yim says the burglars stole everything.

The robbery occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials say the thieves did their best to disable the security system. But video from one camera shows sparks flying as they cut their way into the padlocked door of a CD store.


Information from: The Florida Times-Union,

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