$100,000 reward offered in Aurora jewelry heist

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AURORA, Colo. – Crime Stoppers can’t match the family that owns the Gold Exchange in Aurora.

Crime Stoppers had previously offered a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the May 11 jewelry heist at the store on South Parker Road. 

Now, the family that owns that store has upped the ante to $100,000.

Five people entered Gold Exchange on May 11 posing as customers, according to Dimple Aghi, one of 2 employees robbed at gun point. 

Because of their familiarity, the suspects were "buzzed" in. 

Shortly thereafter, at least one of the suspects drew a gun, and within minutes, 21 showcases were emptied. 

"By the time my uncle had come out, he already had the gun pointed to his head," says Aghi.

Store owners estimate the loss close to $1.5 million dollars in merchandise.  The suspects also dismantled the surveillance system so no video exists of the crime.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Aurora Police. 

"We really need someone to help us out," said Aghi.