Masked man robs jewelry store in broad daylight

Surveillance footage of the suspect before robbing a jewerly store in West Toledo. / Toledo Police

Robbing a jewelry store full of customers in the middle of the afternoon and getting away? One man made this incident seem easier than taking candy from a baby.

Surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a black ski mask enter Safari Gems Jeweler on Monroe Street on Friday afternoon. Inside the store, he immediately pulls out a black semi-automatic handgun and points the weapon at store employees and customers, including a young child.

The man escaped out the back of the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 165 pounds. Along with the ski mask, the suspect wore a dark blue hooded shirt, blue sweatpants and red gloves.

Anyone with information about the crime should call CrimeStoppers at 419-255-1111.