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.

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Stamford police investigative unit : 203-977-4407

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