Video shows suspect driving stolen truck into Durham jewelery store

Durham police are asking for help to identify and locate a man who drove a stolen truck through a jewelry store during a smash-and-grab-style burglary earlier this month.

Just after 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 1, a man drove a stolen white and red pick-up truck through the front entry of Fink’s Jewelers at The Streets at Southpoint, according to police.

Once inside, the man attempted to steal jewelry, police said, but was unclear how much was taken.

Once identified, the man will be charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the man or who has other information that might help in the investigation is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

Virginia Bridges covers criminal justice in Orange and Durham counties for The Herald-Sun and The News & Observer. She has worked for newspapers for more than 15 years. In 2017, the N.C. Press Association awarded her first place for beat feature reporting. The N.C. State Bar Association awarded her the 2018 Media & Law Award for Best Series.