Four men dressed like ninjas broke into two Orlando retail jewelry stores Wednesday morning, according to media reports.
The first burglary was at Adam’s Jewelry on Corrine Drive and followed by a similar theft about 40 minutes later at Karadema Jewelry Store on Curry Ford Road, Orlando news television station wftv reports.
The owner of Adam’s Jewelry told the station that the thieves took gold, silver, platinum, and diamonds.
The four men who broke into the neighborhood jewelry store covered themselves in a cloth material and broke in through the back door of a connecting business so they wouldn’t trip the alarm, wftv reports. The suspects then tried to tear down the concrete walls, but the opening didn’t lead to the jewelry store, so they ripped out the ceiling tile, hoping to crawl through. That didn’t work either, so finally they broke down the front door and covered the surveillance camera with the same cloth material they had covered themselves in.
The thieves shattered the thick glass cases and stole watches, rings, necklaces and earrings, wftv reports.
Police reportedly said they believe the same four thieves left Adam’s Jewelry and drove 15 minutes to Karadema Jewelry Store on Curry Ford Road. Two homeless men saw the suspects there and reportedly told police they left in a dark colored SUV and may have been white or Hispanic males.