SIOUX CITY -- An Omaha man was arrested Tuesday on a theft charge after police said he grabbed merchandise from a jewelry store and fled.
A Sioux City Police Department press release said the incident occurred just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Gunderson's Jewelry, 4830 Sergeant Road. Store employees said a man, later identified as Anthony Perkins, ran out of the store with a watch valued at $20,700.
The man got into a vehicle and, with a description of the car, police located Perkins a short distance from the store. After a vehicle pursuit, Perkins got out of his car and fled on foot, before being arrested shortly thereafter in the 2800 block of Marshall Avenue.
Perkins, 50, was arrested on first-degree theft and other charges, and the stolen watch was recovered. He was held in Woodbury County Jail in Sioux City.
Upon arriving, officers found the glass of the front door broken out and a Ford pickup truck reported stolen backed up to the door and running. Each man arrested also faces separate theft charges from previous incidents.
The man is accused of entering Gunderson's Jewelry on Feb. 11, grabbing a Rolex watch valued at $20,700 and running out of the store. He is also charged with stealing a computer from Sam's Club earlier that day.
The 50-year-old man fled the store in a car and was arrested after getting out of the car and attempting to run from police. At the time of his arrest, he was carrying a knife with a blade longer than 8 inches.