Main Street jewelry store hit in smash-and-grab case early Tuesday |

Main Street jewelry store hit in smash-and-grab case early Tuesday

Jay Hamburger and Nan Chalat Noaker, THE PARK RECORD

The front door of a Main Street jewelry store suffered extensive damage during a smash-and-grab early Tuesday morning. Jay Hamburger/Park Record

Someone broke into a Main Street jewelry store early on Tuesday morning in a rare smash-and-grab case on the street.

Phil Kirk, a Park City Police Department captain, said the break-in was reported at 4:15 a.m. Police officers at 8 a.m. remained at the site investigating. The glass from the front door of the store was still on the ground and yellow crime scene tape was posted blocking people from entering.

The police followed a suspect vehicle to Kamas. The car was later recovered and property stolen from the jewelry store was found inside, Kirk said.

The authorities Tuesday morning were still searching for the suspects.

Justin Martinez, a captain in the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies spiked the suspects’ vehicle’s tires on S.R. 248 west of Kamas. When the deputies reached the car, both doors were open and nobody was inside, Martinez said.

It is assumed that they ran away, he said. However, in their haste, Martinez said, one apparently left a wallet behind containing a driver license belonging to a Salt lake Valley resident.

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As of midmorning, officers were searching the area and residents were being asked to notify dispatch if they see any suspicious individuals.