LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Thieves broke into a local jewelry store by disabling the alarm, security cameras and power. Investigators estimate they made off with $29,500 worth of merchandise.
The break-in happened at Gulf Coast Jewelry & Loan off South Cleveland Avenue on Friday night.
Investigators say the wires to 4 surveillance cameras and an alarm power box were cut, with the alarm "brains" missing.
Owners of the store say thieves rummaged through the display cases and took store equipment and custom-made pieces.
The crooks left the items they didn't want in the middle of the store after pouring bleach on the items to in an attempt to eliminate any evidence.
Deputies reviewed nearby surveillance video that may show one of the suspects.
So far, no one has been arrested.