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Police Seek Suspect in Thursday Jewelry Store Robbery

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Lashan Mathis
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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police are offering up to $500 for information that might lead to the location of a suspect in a jewelry store robbery in the city.

Lashan Mathis, 38, whose last known address was 169 22nd Ave. (second floor), is being sought after a jewelry store on Main Street was robbed at 12:40 p.m. Thursday. According to Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez, two black males entered the store and pointed a handgun at the saleswoman.

"The actors stole a large amount of jewelry and cash from the register," Rodriguez said. "The actors entered a black vehicle that was waiting outside and fled north on Main Street.

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Mathis has been identified by witnesses and complaints have signed for robbery and weapons offenses against him. The second suspect who was seen on surveillance video holding a gun has not been identified yet.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mathis or the identity of the second suspect can call (973) 321-1120. All information received will be kept confidential.

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