A 43-year-old man was arrested in a jewelry store burglary that caused more than $11,000 in losses, sheriff's officials said.

Abel Mendoza Gutierrez, who was in the custody of Tucson police in an unrelated matter Tuesday night, was arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection to the jewelry store and booked into the Pima County jail, said Deputy Cody Gress of the sheriff's department on Wednesday. 

Shortly after 1 a.m. Oct. 8, deputies responded to Trinity Diamonds at 6070 N. Oracle Road after receiving reports of an audible security alarm, said Gress. The store is located near East Rudasill Road.

After reviewing surveillance video and talking to witnesses, detectives learned that a man in a red hooded sweatshirt used a rock to break the glass on the shop's front door, then broke into a safe behind the front counter and took several items, Gress said.

Witnesses saw the suspect run out of the store and climb into a red Dodge Durango, which headed northbound on Oracle Road.

Investigators are no longer looking for a woman in the case, Gress said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at cduarte@tucson.com or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar

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