Jewelry Store Homicide Suspect in Custody

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    There's a break in the murder of a jewelry store owner in Arlington. News4's Jackie Bensen explains how an item of clothing may have helped police make an arrest.

    Arlington County police confirmed an arrest in a recent jewelry store homicide.

    Police arrested 52-year-old James Sylvester Caroline, of D.C., on a probation violation. He is being held in Arlington County and is likely to be charged in connection with a July 27 robbery that resulted in the death of 52-year-old Tommy Wong.

    Surveillance video of the robbery at Capital Jewelers on Columbia Pike shows it was committed by a person wearing a yellow traffic safety vest, a possible cover, since many construction workers in the area wear the vests as they work, police said.

    D.C. police have been trying to determine if that man is connected to a June 9 jewelry store robbery in Northwest. Video from that robbery also shows a gunman wearing a yellow safety vest. Arlington police interviewed the victim of that robbery Monday morning.

    Surveillance Video From D.C. Jewelry Store Holdup

    [DC] Surveillance Video From D.C. Jewelry Store Holdup
    Surveillance video is released from a jewelry store holdup in the District.

    "I felt bad that he had to go through that, and it is sad," said Ken Stein, who gave the surveillance video from the robbery of his Bensons Jewelry store on F Street to News4 when he saw the safety vest from the Arlington robbery. "It's a sad case that I guy loses his life over somebody stealing a little bit of jewelry."

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