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Police: Jewelry thief set fire to get away

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Round Rock police are looking for a woman they say set fire to a jewelry store after she was caught stealing.

According to police, the suspect tried to run out the door of QT Jewelry on Sundance Parkway with several items of jewelry on Monday afternoon.

An employee locked the door to keep the her from escaping, which is when she took a bottle of flammable liquid from her pocket and started a fire, police said.

Investigators say that while employees were dealing with the fire, the woman ran out the back of the store with about $9000 worth of jewelry.

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