GLENDALE — Police detectives released surveillance footage on Monday that shows a man minutes before he allegedly steals a $9,200 Rolex watch from a jewelry store in the Glendale Galleria.
Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the man who stole the Rolex "Deep Sea" watch Aug. 2 from Classic Design while store clerks had stepped away, police said.
"The biggest thing is that we want to put a name to a face," Glendale Police Det. Keith James said.
The alleged thief walked into the store about 11:39 a.m. and approached a store clerk about a watch in a glass display case, James said.
While inquiring about the watch, the man asked about repairing his luxury cell phone, police said.
The store clerk became distracted and placed the watch on a chair behind the jewelry counter, James said.
When the clerk left the room, video footage shows the man walking behind the counter while on the cell phone, James said.