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Jewelry Heist at Westgate Mall

At least four men are on the loose suspected of burglarizing a jewelry Store at the Westgate Mall Wednesday morning.

Amarillo Police say it happened around 10:10 AM at the Lone Star Diamonds Store. Police say two men entered the store and distracted the clerk for more than half an hour. That's when another man was seen crawling out from under the dispaly counter carrying a plastic trash bag liner with several ring trays, according to police.

The clerk who was working at the time said she became nervous when the men began to talk to each other, as if trying to distract her. Police would not say how much jewelry was taken. But according to one of the store's owner, Shobhana Gohel, at least $150,000 worth of goods were taken.

Several stores, including the jewelry store, had surveillance video. Police are now looking through those tapes to get a more detailed description of the suspects. All three of the men ran in the same direction out of the mall. It's not clear which direction they went after that.

The men are all described as black men, in their 30's and very well dressed, according to police. This is a developing story.

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