Washington County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday were looking for two men wanted in connection with a jewelry heist Saturday at O'Connell's Jewelry Store at Valley Mall, Investigator James Sword said.
One of the men distracted store employees while the other reached into a case, unlocked it and took 14 to 17 diamond bracelets, deputies said Wednesday.
The jewelry was worth $45,000 to $50,000, investigators said in a news release.
Both men left the store and went to a parking lot near Sears. Several customers chased the men, but lost sight of them in the parking lot, Sword said Wednesday in a telephone interview.
No weapons were shown during the robbery, and no one was injured.
Investigators do not have a vehicle description, but witnesses said that in another store before the heist, the men had been asking for directions to Interstate 70, Sword said.