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Alpharetta police seek suspects in Costco jewelry smash and grab

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Police in Alpharetta say they have clear video evidence of two men getting away with thousands of dollars of jewelry from a Costco in Alpharetta.

The surveillance video shows one man taking a hammer to the jewelry stand inside the store at 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 2. The other man reaches in and grabs as much as he can with one swipe of the arm.

The entire incident took place in less than 10 seconds, with customers nearby. Though the video clearly shows the crime being committed, police have not been able to pinpoint the suspects' identity because of the hoods that remain pulled over their heads throughout the incident.

"We want someone from the public to come forward and tell us the identity of these two individuals," said police spokesman George Gordon. "We need the public to help us identify who these two individuals are."

He said the case bears a strong resemblance to a Feb. 1 burglary at Cumberland Mall in Cobb County. Police there confirmed they had a similar case, and are still looking for suspects.

Anyone who might have information helpful in this case is asked to call the Alpharetta Police Department at 678-297-6307.

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