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Two Men Sought in New Bedford Jewelry Store Robbery

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Two men, including one who wore a wig and dressed like a woman, tied up an employee and robbed a jewelry store Tuesday afternoon.

According to New Bedford Police, a male passerby looked in the store window as the robbery was happening and called 911. The suspects entered Correia Jewelers at 1638 Acushnet Ave. about 4 pm. and at least one of them jumped the counter and tied up a female employee.

The thieves stole a large amount of jewelry and fled out a back door. Police say the man who was dressed like a woman has a thin build and wore spandex leggings with flowers on them while the other suspect wore a t-shirt and had a ponytail.The employee, who was alone in the store, was not injured in the robbery and the suspects fled in a vehicle that police believe was parked nearby.

No weapons were shown and there were no customers in the store.

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