Selma Police Try to Catch a Jewel Thief


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Selma Police are trying to catch a jewel thief -- after a smash and grab break-in at a downtown jewelry store.

Lt. Curtis Muhannad says a thief broke one of the glass doors to get inside of Butler-Truax Jewelers.

Dolly Butler is one of the store owners.

"Why would you feel that you can come into a store and take things that are not yours? I don't understand that concept," said Butler.

Muhannad says once inside -- the suspect broke one of the glass cases-- and stole an unknown amount of assorted jewelry. He says it happened at around one o'clock Wednesday morning -- and the whole thing was caught on tape.

"We do have surveillance footage of a black male entering the business using a brick, wearing a black skully, grey fleece-type shirt and white sneakers," said Muhannad.

Anyone with information about the crime -- call Selma Police at (334) 874-2125.

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