POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Police in Poplar Bluff are asking for your help identifying two women they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a local store.
According to the department, the women selected several pieces of jewelry at The Jeweler's Bench on Dec. 9.
They asked an employee if the merchandise could be shipped for a wedding.
As the employee was putting the jewelry into a shipping box, one of the women concealed one of the bags on the counter. That bag had about $9,700 worth of jewelry inside.
Investigators say after the box was sealed, the women left a $200 deposit and told the employee they were going to a bank.
When the women failed to return, employees got suspicious and opened the box to find the bag missing.
If you recognize either woman or have information about this crime, you are asked to call the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776 extension 1360 or email Officer J. Woodruff at firstname.lastname@example.org.