Police: Man fakes handicap, steals watch from Stamford jewelry store

A man faked a handicap to steal a pricey watch from a jewelry store at the Stamford Town Center Saturday afternoon, according to police. Police

Police say the suspect pretended to be handicapped

Police say the suspect pretended to be handicapped before running out of the store with a $27,000 watch. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

STAMFORD - A man faked a handicap to steal a pricey watch from a jewelry store at the Stamford Town Center Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Police say the suspect came into the Sidney Thomas Jewelry Store in a wheelchair and looked at Rolex watches in a display case. He then allegedly grabbed one and jumped out of the wheelchair, attacking a store employee and security guard with pepper spray before fleeing into the parking garage.

Police say it's clear the wheelchair was being used as a decoy by the suspect.

Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect.

More on this topic

Stamford jewerly store robbery

Stamford police investigative unit : 203-977-4407

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The car, which was carrying two people, crashed 1 Man dies after car crashes into Saugatuck River
Authorities are working to return a homicide suspect 2 Authorities work to return homicide suspect to CT
The crash happened on Main Street around 4 3 Car flips after crash into pole in Stratford
4 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
5 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Stamford police hope a surveillance picture they released Police release picture of robbery suspect

Stamford police hope a surveillance picture they released Sunday will help them track down the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE