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Jewelry Store Burglar Shoved $8,000 Worth of Loot into Pants

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A jewelry store in Covina was robbed on Friday afternoon, losing about $8,000 worth of gold and diamonds.

ABC7 reports that the suspect -- who's described as in his late 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds with brown hair and green eyes -- was lingering in the store at the Old Covina Emporium, and told a security guard he was waiting for his wife. After staying inside for about 40 minutes, he left, taking the loot with him.

Despite asking the man what he was doing in the store for so long, the security guard fell a bit lax on his duties. According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, surveillance cameras show the burglar crouching in front of displays and shoving rings into the waistband of his pants.

All told, he lifted about two dozen pieces of jewelry.

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Anyone with information was asked to contact Covina police at 626-384-5808.