Robber swipes jewelry from Sam’s Club in Sunrise

An armed robber stole jewelry Friday morning from a Sam's Club in Sunrise, authorities said.

The robbery was reported shortly after 6 a.m. at the Sam's Club on West Sunrise Boulevard near Northwest 136th Avenue.

Police said the robber was armed with a gun when he smashed jewelry displays that sit just feet from the front entrance.

"It's unfortunate," customer Jonathan Tabares said. "This isn't really a neighborhood like that, you know, where stuff like that happens."

Tabares said he went to Sam's Club early Friday to get new tires, but he had to wait nearly two hours to get in as Sunrise police investigated the robbery.

"Just cops and staff members outside," Tabares said.

Cellphone video shows the jewelry displays smashed with shattered glass everywhere, and workers cleaning up the mess that was left behind.

Police said the robber followed an employee inside about 6:15 a.m. before the store opened.

The man grabbed what he could and took off, police said. No shots were fired and nobody was injured.

A Sam's Club spokesman said the employees are cooperating with detectives.

It's unclear whether the robber left on foot or in a car.

Police hope cameras in and outside the store will help them identify the culprit. Police did not immediately provide a description of the robber or an estimate of how much jewelry was taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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