WATCH: $7,000 crystal gem stolen from sculpture outside Yorkville jewelry store

The owners of a jewelry store in Yorkville are outraged after a crystal from a statue outside their shop was stolen early Saturday morning, and in full view of security cameras.

The Louro family, of Louro and Sons Jewelers at 104 Avenue Road tells CP24 it was sometime around 1:00 a.m. Saturday the thief approached their shop with a small hammer.

He is seen using that hammer to wedge the  gem out of place at the top of the seven foot tall statue.

The diamond-like faceted crystal weighs 25 pounds and is worth approximately $7,000.

The statue was put in front of the shop in December 2016 for the store's 30th anniversary.

With files from CP24