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Granny Bandit;Elderly Jewelry Thief.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL -- Surveillance cameras caught an elderly jewel thief in the act at a Coral Springs, Florida store on Wednesday. Fashion Jewels has been open for about six months. The shop specializes in unique pieces.

The surveillance showed an elderly woman in a green shirt. Police said the gray-haired woman in her 60s or 70s robbed the store twice -- last weekend and on Wednesday.

Store owners said the woman was casing the store before she stole several unique and high-end pieces. They said they installed the security cameras on Tuesday to catch her in the act.

"Believe it or not, we put them up last night and we caught her today," said co-owner of Fashion Jewels Mike Balkis. "She came back today and she swapped out a ring that she previously stole from us."

Sales associate Anita Persaud said while the woman was looking around, she began to sneeze.

"She asked me

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Added: Oct-26-2007 
By: barnesy
Tags: granny, bandit, steals, jewelry
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