The Commercial Appeal

Suspect sought in jewelry thefts


Southaven police need the public’s help in fi nding a 31-year-old man who stole a Rolex watch and a diamond from two jewelry stores in the city.

Police identified Chad Allen McCarty from surveillan­ce video as the suspect wanted on felony shopliftin­g and grand larceny charges in connection with the thefts that occurred a week a part.

Police said the suspect went into Southern Jewelry on Malco Drive the week before last and pretended he was shopping. He then left the store without paying for a Rolex watch valued at $7,000.

He did the same thing Friday at Robert Irwin Jewelers on Goodman Road. This time, he left the store with a large diamond stone valued at $10,000.

Anyone with informatio­n about the suspect is asked to call Southaven Police at 662- 393- 8652 or Desoto County Crime Stoppers at 662- 429-8477.

Yolanda Jones

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