Burglars cut hole in roof of Antioch market, steal $300K in jewelry


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Antioch market was robbed of over $330,000 in jewelry and cash early Tuesday morning.

According to police, two suspects cut a hole in the roof of King Market at 1801 Antioch Pike and climbed down a pipe into the back workshop, which is the only room without security cameras.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

The suspects allegedly broke into a small safe before attempting to get into another by drilling through sheet rock and coming in from the side.

The store suffered around $7,000 in damage to its roof.

Over $300,000 was stolen in jewelry, including more than 100 ounces of gold, personal items and diamonds. Another $30,000 in cash was also taken.

“I was shocked, I guess. I can’t believe they do what they do. So, I just don’t know,” said owner Lay Sayasack.

Police told News 2 the intruders left behind their tools and some keys.

The owner also claims no one knows about the small safe but management.

The store is offering a $10,000 reward for information, separate from the $1,000 possible through submitting a tip to Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

King Market
(Photo: WKRN)

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