Officials searching for jewelry store robbery, shooting suspect

Deputies searching for suspect
Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 30, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-02 20:01:45-05

UPDATE: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man involved in an armed robbery and shooting at Torrecilla Jewelers in Belle Glade on Friday, Dec. 30. 


Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said an employee of a Belle Glade jewelry store had to be transported to the hospital by helicopter Friday morning after she was shot in an attempted robbery.

The incident occurred at 9:25 a.m. at Torrecilla Jewelry located on West Avenue A. 

The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the shoulder.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5' 8" tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark mask, gray sweat shirt, dark pants and black shoes. He fled on foot to an older model 4-door white Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.