Santa Fe police are looking for a hatchet-wielding ninja they say robbed a jewelry store on Monday.
According to Detective Sgt. Louis Carlos, witnesses reported seeing a man wearing black “ninja-type clothing and a ninja mask” walked into Dell Fox Jewelry, 500 Montezuma Ave., at 1 p.m. Monday with a small hatchet.
“He used the hatchet to shatter a display case in the business and grab some jewelry before running out of the store,” Carlos said. “A witness outside the business saw the man run down toward Agua Fria (Street).”
Police say the man did not interact in any way with the two employees who were working inside the store at the time of the burglary and neither employee victim were harmed in the incident.
Dell Fox Jewelry reported the value of the stolen pieces of jewelry is around $3,800 and damage to the business could be as high as $2,000.
Although the man wore the ninja mask during the burglary, a witness reported seeing a man outside the business moments before the burglary who was wearing all black clothing and black gloves with the fingers cut off. The witness told police the man had a dark mustache and appeared to be between 20-25 years old, 5-foot-10-inches tall and about 150-pounds with straight black shoulder-length hard.
The same witness saw the man in the same clothes, this time wearing a mask, running from the store a few moments later, Carlos said.
Anyone with information on the ninja burglar is asked to call Detective Sgt. Michelle Williams, who heads up the Santa Fe Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit, at 955-5227.