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$140K Worth Of Jewelry Stolen From Kohl's In Lewisville

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LEWISVILLE (CBS11) - Some popular North Texas department stores have become a target for jewelry thieves, and the criminals keep coming back despite being caught on camera.

The thieves are hitting Kohl's department stores in the middle of the night.

Store surveillance video caught them throwing a rock through the door of a Lewisville store, grabbing store bags and smashing jewelry counters.

They took $140,000 worth watches, gold and necklaces and then rolled it out on a store wheelchair.

Police suspect they had a car parked nearby as a getaway.

Kohl's stores in Dallas and CarrolLton have also lost about $100,000 in similar burglaries. There was also an attempted burglary in Irving.

Detective suspect several people are involved but the cases are all related.

Captain D. Rochelle at the Lewisville Police Department is asking for the public's help by distributing the surveillance video and pictures of the suspects.

"There are mannerisms on how people walk and the way they look somebody knows these people. if nothing else, somebody has been offered some watches and necklaces..somebody has a bunch laying around somewhere they're not just keeping them at their house."

CBS 11 tried to reach Kohl's for comment. No one has returned our calls.

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