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GRAB AND RUN – TEXAS CITY, TX

On 7/7/17, at approximately 9:20 a.m., a suspect inquired about gold chains. The sales associate presented chains and the suspect said the chains were too thin. The associate then presented a Cuban link chain. During the presentation, the suspect asked to view matching Cuban link bracelets. The sales associates laid the bracelet on top of the suspect’s wrist so he could compare the two. The suspect then inquired about the sale price of the items. The associate turned away to get a calculator. At that point, the suspect fled from the store. The suspect was described as a white male. He is 6’0” tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is in his late 20’s and was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with burgundy pants. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual, please contact the Texas City Police Department at 409-643-5720.

SNEAK THEFT – ORANGEBURG, SC

On 7/3/17, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a male and female suspect inquired about rings. The sales associate showed the suspects a ring and asked the male suspect to fill out a credit application. The female then asked to see several rings. During that process, there was an issue at the register and the associate left the suspects to address that issue. At that point, the suspects left the store. The sales associate later realized the suspects stole a diamond ring. Both suspects are Black. The male is 55-years-old, has a medium build and is 6’0” tall. The female suspect has a heavy build and was last seen wearing a blue shirt. If you have any information regarding the identities of these suspects, please contact the Orangeburg Police Department at (803) 534-2812.

DISTRACTION THEFT- SANFORD, FL

On 7/1/17, at approximately 4:00 p.m., three females committed a distraction theft. The first suspect complained to sales associates about a defective belly button ring and demanded that it be replaced. However, she did not have the ring with her. The second female suspect pried open a display tower and stole three pairs of gold earrings. All three suspects are Hispanic women. The first woman is in her mid 30’s and has blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and numerous gold chains. The second suspect is in her late 30’s and has a dark complexion. She is short and heavy set. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. A third suspect carried a baby. She was in her mid 30’s and heavy set. She had dark hair and was wearing glasses. If you have any information regarding the identities of these individuals, please call the Sanford Police Department at (407) 688-5070.

DISTRACTION – MAPLEWOOD, MN

On 6/26/17, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a female suspect inquired about merchandise, return policies and warranties, while the male requested to see items at the same time. As the sales associate was explaining the policies to the female, she was showing multiple items to the male suspect. After several minutes, the male suspect walked away. Shortly thereafter, the female also walked away. After the suspects had left the store, the sales associate realized the suspects concealed a men’s gold diamond ring. The female suspect is described as White, 5’4” and 120 lbs. She has long light brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on her right arm. The male suspect is White, 5’7” and 145 lbs. He has tattoos on both arms and was last seen wearing cargo pants and a sweater with print. He also has a buzz cut hair style. If you have any information regarding the identity of these individuals, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – PUEBLO, CO

On 6/28/17, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a suspect asked to see men’s watches. The sales associate brought him to the watch counter and he selected a watch. Once he had the watch on his wrist, he asked to see another watch to compare  the two. The sales associate removed the watch from the case. Once it was in her hand, the suspect grabbed the watch and fled from the store with both watches. The suspect was described as a White male in his late teens or early 20’s. He is 5’8” and has dark hair. He weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a white t-shirt, black shoes and a dark blue/black hat with white writing. He also had tattoos on both arms. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual, please contact the Pueblo Police Department at 719-553-2538.

GRAB AND RUN – HOUSTON, TX

On 6/21/17, at approximately 5:45 p.m., a suspect inquired about watches. During the presentation, the suspect agreed to complete a credit application and was approved. After he was approved for credit, he asked to view gold chains. The sales associate allowed the suspect to try on the chain. The suspect stated the chain was too short. The associate began looking for a longer chain. At that point, the suspect attempted to return a brass chain. The associate noticed the item was different. The associate yelled at the suspect. He then fled from the store. The suspect was described as a 27-year-old White male. He is 6’4” and weighs 240 pounds. He has blonde hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt that read University of Houston 2015. He also wore black sweat pants, flip flops and black rimmed glasses with white lenses. If you have any information regarding the identity of this individual, please call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-0900.

FRAUD THWARTED – PRINCETON, NJ

On 6/26/17, at approximately 5:40 p.m., a man inquired if a store sold high-end watches. He said he wanted to get his son a watch and asked if the store had any in the $5000 range. The sales associate felt uncomfortable and communicated non-verbally to another associate, who stepped in to take over the transaction.

The suspect tried on watches and after 5 minutes he decided on a high-end watch for almost $19,000. He then asked if the store had financing available. The associate got an application and had the suspect fill out the paperwork. After the associate asked for his Driver’s License and credit card information he excused himself to his car. The vehicle was a light blue Mercedes with no license plate. The suspect sat in the passenger seat. A second male subject sat in the driver’s seat. The first suspect smoked a cigarette and then reentered the business with a license and a credit card.

The suspect said he was visiting from Florida and produced a FL driver’s license. At that point, associates began checking his license against the I.D. Checking guide. Associates found inconsistencies in the suspects license (the suspects card should have had a star with a circle around it). The license was also issued four years ago and looked new.

The suspect would not walk away from the counter while associates were processing his application. He was also visibly nervous. At that point, the store manager told associates to slow down the process and called police. Police responded and began to question the suspect in the store. He refused to answer questions and the police detained him for an hour until all information could be verified. The suspect’s driver’s license and credit card was found to be fraudulent. When the officers received the image from the Florida DMV of the person who lived at the address on the driver’s license, it was not the same image of the suspect. He was immediately arrested. His accomplice was also arrested.

ARMED ROBBERY – OMAHA, NE

On 6/26/17, two male suspects entered the store by making a hole in the wall in the store’s backroom. It is unknown when access was made. At approximately 9:35 a.m., when two sales associates arrived to open the business, one associate went to the backroom. When she entered the backroom, she found two suspects holding guns in their hands. The sales associate then screamed. At that point the second associate ran to the backroom. When he entered the room one of the suspects demanded he deactivate the alarm. As the associate was deactivating the alarm one of the suspects said “there is a silent alarm on it, do not hit it.” After the alarm was deactivated they instructed the sales associate to open the safe. He complied in opening the safe. Once the safe was opened, the suspects instructed both associates to get on their knees and turn around.  The suspects put items from the safe into a black trash bag. They then fled from the store. Both suspects were described as Black males, dressed in all black clothing and wearing bandannas over their faces. One suspect is 5’9” and the other is 5’7.” If you have any information regarding the identities of these individuals, please call the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-4619.

GRAB AND RUN – DAWSONVILLE, GA

On 6/22/17, at approximately 6:28 p.m., two male suspects looked at watches. After looking at several watches, one of the suspects went towards a showcase containing high-end watches. The suspect asked to see the watch. When the watch was removed from the showcase, the suspect grabbed the watch and both males ran out of the store. The suspects left in a silver 2-Door Cadillac. Both suspects are black males. The first suspect is in his early 20’s. He is 5’8” and thin. He was last seen wearing a blue hat, blue shirt and jeans. The second suspect is in his early 30’s. He is 6’0” and has a medium/athletic build. He also has tattoos on his right arm. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with stars on it, jeans and a black hat. If you have any information regarding the identities of these individuals please contact the Jewelers Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – MESQUITE, TX

On 6/20/17, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a male and female suspect distracted sales associates. The suspects positioned themselves so the sales associates had their backs to the office area. A third suspect then surreptitiously entered the store and then left within one minute. The third suspect was not seen by either sales associate. The suspect carried a large shopping bag and concealed 39 bridal pieces. The first suspect is a Black male in his late 40’s. He is 5’10” tall. He has a dark brown complexion and a medium build. The second suspect is a White female in her late 40’s. She is 5’6”, has a medium build and shoulder length blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a light colored short sleeve shirt. The third suspect is a Black male in his late 40’s. He has a medium build and is 5’8.” He was last seen wearing light colored clothing and a cap. He was also carrying a large bag. If you have any information regarding the identity of these individuals, please contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.