Several Cameras Record Va. Jewelry Store Robbery

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    The robbery of a jewelry store in Manassas, Va., was captured by several surveillance cameras. (Published Friday, Feb 18, 2011)

    UPDATE: Police apprehended Haywood Purnell Jr. Wednesday in connection with this case.


    Someone broke into a Manassas, Va., jewelry store early Friday morning, Feb. 18, and it was caught on several surveillance cameras.

    Video shows the burglar smashing through two glass doors to enter Ashby Jewelers at about 3:50 a.m. Then, he can be seen removing items from glass cases.

    About 40 watches valued at about $6,000 were taken from two glass cases, police said.

    A witness saw a man running from the store up Center Street and behind City toward the railroad tracks before he was out of sight.