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Witness says thieves jumped counter, stole merchandise at Kitchener jewelry store


Waterloo regional police are appealing for video and witnesses after a jewelry store robbery at Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 2 p.m.

An employee of Lola Jewellers told CTV News multiple people came into the store while she was there alone. Her colleague had left briefly.

She said they didn’t break any glass, but hopped over the counter and grabbed some merchandise.

Police said they’re now looking for four suspects and are investigating the incident as a robbery even though there was no violence or injuries.

“Because of the style, because of the number of suspects showing up to the store, the intimidation alone is enough to meet the threshold to be investigated as a robbery,” Const. Brad Hickey said.

This is the second time a Waterloo Region mall has been targeted by thieves this month.

On Oct. 10, police were called to Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, where eight suspects were captured on security footage grabbing items inside an electronic store.

Police continue to investigate that theft and no arrests have been made.

People at Fairview Park Mall on Tuesday said it’s a concerning trend.

“I’m starting to question my safety because this stuff is becoming more common each day, and quite frankly, it seems like Waterloo isn’t safe now,” said Ibrahim Mohammed.

“I think it’s crazy that it happens during the holiday season,” said Kara Lowell. “Because people think it’s going to be busier, and it’s just crazy to know it’s happening more and more.” Top Stories

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