A Harvester man faces theft charges after police said he was caught on videotape stealing two gold bracelets from a St. Peters jewelry store.
Jeramie Michael Conner, 23, of the 3700 block of Nottingham Court in Harvester, was charged Friday with felony stealing.
St. Peters Police said Conner went into Smith Jewelry and Coins at 4213 S Old Highway 94 on May 1. Police said while the store owner’s back was turned, Conner took two men’s gold bracelets from a display case. A side door to the case had been left open. The bracelets are valued at $800 and $700.
At closing time, the owner noticed the display case’s side door was open and saw two bracelets were missing. Police said the owner reviewed video surveillance and saw Conner go to the display put his hand inside the case. Afterward, he had an item in his hand and put it in his pocket, police said.
A store employee identified Conner as a previous customer and they were able to locate identification, police said.
Conner has a pending charge of distributing a controlled substance in 2010, and he pleaded guilty to previous drug and burglary charges.
Conner is being held in St. Charles County jail. Bail was set at $10,000, cash only.
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