SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department is searching for the suspect who allegedly stole jewels worth $100,000 by smashing into a Chinatown jewelry store on Friday, March 24. The incident occurred at around 3 p.m. at a Chinatown shop located on 100th block of Waverly Street of painted balconies. The man was caught on surveillance camera during the theft. The SFPD has released snapshots of the crime, as well as the criminal, urging anyone with information to contact them.

Photo of the suspect released by SFPD.
Photo of the smash and grab suspect released by SFPD.

In the photo released by the SFPD, the suspect is described as Black or Hispanic male in his twenties, wearing jeans, a dark jacket, and a red and green top..

Sources report that the suspect brazenly smashed into the display window jewelry store in broad daylight. He scooped up the jewelry on display and dumped everything in an over the shoulder black bag. The suspect managed to escape the crime scene as he proceeded to run south on Waverly Street and was last seen running east on Sacramento Street.

The SFPD is asking anyone with information on the suspect or incident to contact the San Francisco Police Department at (415) 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. The information can be reported anonymously.