A New York jewelry dealer was robbed of more than $250,000 of property while getting gas in South San Francisco last week and police said today that the crime might be linked to at least one other jewelry robbery this year.The man was parked at a gas station at 221 Airport Blvd. to get gas just before noon on Friday when a dark sedan pulled up with three people inside, South San Francisco police Sgt. Joni Lee said.Two of the three occupants exited the vehicle and smashed the passenger window of the victim’s car, according to Lee.They took the jewelry as well as more than $10,000 in cash, a laptop and other personal items, Lee said.The man tried to grab his items but the suspect vehicle began driving away and the man was dragged for a short distance, Lee said. He suffered bruises but was not seriously injured, she said.No arrests have been made but Lee said she believes the suspects work with a larger group of jewelry thieves. She said similarities between this and other cases include the way the crimes are committed — by targeting parked cars — and that the victims are all jewelry dealers.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 or Click Here to send a confidential tip if you know of his whereabouts or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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