Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Jewelry Store in Laurel Mall Robbed

A jewelry store was robbed Wednesday afternoon in the Laurel Mall in Hazleton.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Hazleton, the burglary occurred around 3:50pm at the D'Jesus Jewelry Store.

Troopers say they were originally called to the mall for a report of "gun shots being fired".

Once arriving on scene and investigating, it was determined no shots were fired and no weapons were brandished during the robbery.

Police say a male, approximately 5'9" to 6' tall, wearing black pants, a gray jacket, red gloves, and a black baclava style face mask entered the jewelry store, sprayed a fire extinguisher, then removed a neck mannequin containing a large amount of gold necklaces.

The man then fled through the mall, exiting through TJ Maxx.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Troopers at the Hazleton Criminal Investigation Unit at (570) 459-3890.