New Information Released in Pier Park Jewelry Store Robbery

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL-- There's more information coming out about what happened during the armed robbery of Reed's Jewelers in Pier Park in Panama City Beach.

According to a police report obtained by WJHG-TV and WECP-TV, the person who robbed Reed's Jewelers Tuesday was reportedly in the store the day before. The female suspect said at the time she was from Alabama and was shopping while her husband was out fishing.

Witnesses have told police the same woman came back the next day and asked to look at some watches. When the robber asked for a second opinion from another store employees, that's when the suspect pulled a gun and told the victims they needed to follow her.

Investigators say the woman took both employees to the bathroom, and zip-tied their hands. The victims told police the woman then pulled out a garbage bag and put on gloves before taking merchandise from the store. The employees also told police they thought they heard a second person come in the store and help the robber right before both people took off.

A delivery man found the victims tied up in the bathroom about 15 minutes later and that's when police were called.

The robber is described in police records as about 5'8" and looked like she weighed about 130 pounds.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Panama City Beach Police at 850-233-5000.