Smash-and-grab heist nets thief $41,678 worth of jewelry from Kmart, Ephrata police say

Smash-and-grab heist nets thief $41K worth of jewelry

EPHRATA TWP., Pa. - Police are looking for the thief who made off with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Kmart.

The smash-and-grab theft happened at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday at the retailer's store in the 1100 block of South State Street in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster Co.

The thief made his way into the store by forcing open a gate in the garden area and then smashing the glass out of two sets of doors, police said.

Once inside, police said the thief smashed the jewelry cases and stole jewelry with a retail value of $41,678.

Anyone with information about the theft can call the Ephrata Police Dept. at 717-738-9200.

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