Hickory Police are searching for a man they say used a hammer to rob a jewelry store. According to police reports, the thief entered The Bisanar Company Jewelers on Union Square at approximately 10:45 a.m. Saturday and used a hammer to smash the glass so he could grab the jewelry. The suspect wore a black jacket and a full face helmet with a multi-colored flame like pattern, and a ghost face on the right side, and gloves. He smashed the glass, took several handfuls of jewelry and put it in a duffel bag, then took off on a black motorcycle.
The store manager reportedly saw the entire crime take place. Reports state the man seemed to want a certain type of jewelry. He stole Simon G. brand jewels. Reports say the suspect had a distinctive blue cap on the end of his muffler. The suspect never threatened the staff, who followed store protocol by not resisting. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.