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Workers trap jewelry thief at Willow Lawn store

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Some workers at a jewelry store near Willow Lawn are getting credit for nabbing a thief.

Police say the man is wanted in several other store robberies all over the country.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Steven Alexander will now serve 3 1/2 years for trying to snatch a box of jewels at the Cowardin Jewelers on West Broad.

Police tell the paper that the workers at store noticed Alexander and immediately locked the doors and trapped him inside until police arrived. 

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