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Fort Worth police seek jewelry store robbery suspect

FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a south Fort Worth jewelry store earlier this week.

The robbery occurred just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Zales Jewelers inside the Hulen Mall at 4800 S. Hulen Street.

Lt. Ken Dean, a police spokesman, said the robber, wearing all black clothing, entered the store armed with a small, silver handgun, forcing two employees inside to empty two jewelry cases into a black plastic bag that he had brought in with him.

Dean said two customers were also inside the store at the time of the robbery but were ignored by the robber. He said the two customers are “persons of interest” in the case because they left the scene before police arrived.

“It’s only because of their actions on the scene,” Dean said. “The video shows they didn’t partake in anything that we’re aware of however, because of their failure to wait for police and provide any identifying information, we’ve got to cover all leads in that aspect.”

Anyone with information that could help identify the robber or two customers shown in the video is asked to the robbery Detective J.E. Livesay at 817-392-4372 or the police department’s non-emergency number at 817-335-4222