Thieves smash way into Newcastle jewelry store: 'It's sad there's so much of this going on'

SEATTLE -- Four thieves who used rocks, a crowbar and violent kicks to smash through a glass door of Newcastle Jewelry destroyed the most valuable items during the burglary.

Joan and Wayne Underwood have been making and selling custom jewelry for 20 years.

"It's just kind of a family shop,” said Joan, who is frustrated that the thieves kicked over a glass cabinet during the break-in that held thousands of dollars in crystal collectibles.

"They were signed and numbered pieces that they no longer make, the guy just pushed the cabinet over, broke all but six crystals that were in that cabinet,” she lamented.

Newcastle police are hoping someone recognizes the four suspects. They stole about 50 watches, some gold money clips and tie bars but nothing really expensive.

"You know, you work hard all day long, you’re trying to make an honest living, and they come in and steal things,” said Joan.

The couple is known for supporting numerous charities. Their store is the kind of place people come to have tea and visit, not just to shop.

The crooks left behind broken hearts and sense of violation.

“It's sad that there's so much of this going on,” said Joan.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the names of any of the four suspects. All calls are anonymous. If you have any information, call 1-800-222-tips.

The suspects' car is seen in this surveillance photo.