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Robbers wore burkas in Toronto jewelry store robbery

11/19/2014 11:49 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
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Two men appear to have worn burkas in a bid to disguise their identities during a recent robbery at a Toronto jewelry store.

Toronto police released footage Wednesday of the two suspects entering Mona Clara Jewellers at 808 York Mills Rd., near Leslie Street, on the morning of Oct. 14.

The men took control of the store.

A person inside the store was forced to open a display case at gunpoint, police say.

Police say the men left the store within five minutes of arriving.

The first suspect is described as a 5'11" black male. He wore a black burka that had "shiny details on both arms," along with black gloves and men’s boots. He had a handgun.

Fewer details are available about the second suspect. He was 6'3" and wore a black burka and boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7350.

Tips can also be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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