Pittsford jewelry store robbery leads to chase

One of two photos released by Sheriff's deputies; they say this man is suspected in a diamond theft at The Source in Pittsford (Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE (12/26): Monroe County Sheriff's deputies say the suspect in a Pittsford jewelry store burglary entered the store on two different dates.

The suspect was said to have entered The Source on December 20 and did not take anything.

A surveillance image taken on the the 20th purportedly shows the individual wearing a blue zip-up sweatshirt.

On December 23, Sheriff's deputies say the same individual stole diamonds from the store.

Anyone with information on the individual is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 423-9300.

Original article:

Pittsford, NY – The search for a suspect is underway after a jewelry store robbery Saturday Morning.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was called to The Source Fine Jewelers at 3300 Monroe Avenue around 11:45 am.

A clerk told deputies that a man asked to see several sets of diamond earrings, then grabbed them off the counter and ran out.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 years old, wearing blue sweatpants, an orange Under Armour sweatshirt, and a white hat.

Deputies say when they first pulled up, a witness pointed out the suspect who was running east toward Pittsford Colony Plaza.

Deputies followed suit, but say he was able to get away in a black Mercedes sedan.

The suspect then drove east on Monroe Avenue towards French Road, according to deputies, and that is when a perimeter was set up.

A short time later, a sergeant with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spotted a black Mercedes matching the description heading southbound on Pinnacle Road near Calkins Road in Henrietta.

Authorities say the car ran a red light, and that’s when the sergeant tried to stop the vehicle.

Instead of stopping, the sergeant says the car took off at a high rate of speed and ran another red light at the intersection of Pinnacle and Lehigh Station Roads.

The pursuit was called off and the investigation is ongoing.