$400K worth of items stolen from West Hollywood jewelry store

- Authorities on Wednesday circulated security photos of a man sought for burglarizing a West Hollywood jewelry store and making off with an estimated $400,000 worth of items.

The break-in occurred about 5 a.m. June 23 at Gina Amir Atelier, 509 N. Robertson Blvd.

"Detectives have learned that forced entry was made ... and once inside the location, (the) suspect took diamonds and other precious jewels,'' according to a sheriff's statement. "The suspect was seen on video surveillance committing the burglary and running to an awaiting vehicle before fleeing the scene.''  

The suspect who entered the store was described as black or Hispanic, 25-35 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 210 pounds. He fled in a silver or dark-colored four-door car apparently driven by an accomplice.

Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call (310) 358-4055, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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