A Delaware jewelry store owner is offering $10,000 for information about a November robbery in which an 8,000-carat ruby — shaped like the Liberty Bell and worth $2 million — was stolen, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Armed with hammers and a handgun, four suspects took over the Stuart Kingston Galleries in Wilmington on Nov. 1, the FBI said. They tied up employees and “smashed display cases, making off with a large volume of high-end jewelry and diamonds.” They quartet left the scene in a U-Haul can and were last spotted on Interstate 95, heading north toward Pennsylvania.

“The FBI continues to follow every lead in this case to its conclusion,” Richard A. McFeely, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office, which covers the states of Maryland and Delaware, said in a statement. “We hope this reward will encourage anyone with information no matter how insignificant it seems to contact the FBI.”

The agency has also reached out to America’s Most Wanted to drum up publicity for the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore or Wilmington FBI offices: 410-265-8080 or 302-658-4391.

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