SOUTH PORTLAND – A thief made off with about $160,000 in high-end jewelry while two others distracted workers at the G.M. Pollack and Sons store in the Maine Mall on Monday night, police said.

According to Det. Sgt. Steve Webster, store employees noted that a black man about 6-feet, 7-inches tall, approximately 220 pounds and roughly 30 years old; a black woman about the same age with yellow-orange hair; and a black man, also about 30 and about 5-feet, 10-inches, were all in the store Saturday night. The first two returned about 6:30 p.m. Monday and distracted employees by standing directly in front of them and blocking their view of the front of the store while the third, police believe, stole bracelets and a set of earrings from a display case in the front of the store.

Webster said the total retail price of the items stolen was nearly $160,000, including one bracelet with a price tag of $44,000.

Webster said it did not appear that the lock on the display case was forced open.

The three are not believed to be from this area, Webster said, and employees at another G.M. Polllack and Sons store in Newington, N.H., remember the three being there last week, although no theft occurred.

Webster said police do not currently have photos of the three suspects and ask anyone with information to call South Portland police.