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UPDATE: Police identify suspect in Santa Barbara jewelry thefts

Posted: 8:13 AM, Sep 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-25 13:50:33-04
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UPDATE (10:48 a.m.) - Santa Barbara police say they have identified the woman in the photos and no further public assistance is needed.
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(8:13 a.m.) - Santa Barbara police are asking for help identifying a woman they say stole thousands of dollars in jewelry from a local boutique earlier this year.

Police say it happened July 20 at a store on the 1100 block of Coast Village Road.

According to detectives, the woman shown in surveillance footage put about $5,000 in jewelry from the store into her purse when the employee was distracted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective A. Beltran at (805) 897-2327 or abeltran@sbpd.com. To report anonymous tips, call (805) 897-2386.