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SMASH AND GRAB – BURLINGTON, NC

On 10/23/17, at approximately 8:31 p.m., two suspects entered a jewelry store. The first suspect brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun with black grips. He pointed the weapon at two sales associates and demanded they turn around and place their hands against the wall. Shortly after that, the second suspect entered. The first suspect told the associates they were not going to hurt them. He went on to say, they were a couple of guys down on their luck and this would be over quickly. At that point, the second suspect began smashing diamond cases with a sledge hammer. Both suspects placed merchandise into backpacks. The second suspect yelled at associates and said “These aren’t the solitaires, where are the solitaires?” The associate then pointed to where the solitaires were. The suspects then fled from the store. They were described as two white males. The first suspect wore black cargo pants, black boots and a black jacket with a gray hoodie under it. He also wore a ski mask under a hoodie. He is believed to be a white male in his early 20’s. The second suspect was wearing faded gray jeans and a black jacket with a hood over his head. He is also a white male in his early 20’s.   The robbery lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds. If you have any information regarding these suspects’ identities, please call the Burlington North Carolina Police Department at 336-693-8202.

SMASH AND GRAB – WATERBURY, CT

On 10/21/17, at approximately 9:50 a.m., a suspect pulled out a hammer and began smashing a display case. After he smashed a hole in the glass, he grabbed several chains. He then left the hammer behind as he ran from the kiosk. The suspect was described as a 37-year-old white male. He has a thin build and is unshaven. He is 5’3” and was last seen wearing sunglasses, jeans and a brown jacket with a black shirt.

DISTRACTION THEFT – LAS VEGAS, NV

On 10/19/17, at approximately 7:00 p.m., two suspects inquired about diamond rings. As the sales associate presented them with several items in the pullout case, the suspects asked questions very rapidly. Neither suspect spoke English and they were rushing the associate. The first suspect put his hand inside of the case and concealed a ring. After he concealed the ring, he moved the store’s stuffed animal over the open spot. The theft was not discovered until the next day. The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s. He is 5’7” and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black and white ball cap with a #3 on the left side. He also wore black and white striped shirt, white shorts and a plaid design. He had a heavy build. The second suspect is a Hispanic male in his late 30’s. He is 5’7” tall and weighs over 200 lbs. He has salt and pepper colored short hair. He was last seen wearing a blue button down shirt, jeans and brown boots. He was also wearing a silver bracelet on his right wrist. If you have any information regarding these suspects’ identities, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – PHOENIX, AZ

On 10/17/17, at approximately 6:00 p.m., a suspect entered into a jewelry store and said he was shopping for his father’s birthday. As he looked at items, he was trying to decide between two chains. Once one of the chains was removed from the case, the suspect grabbed it from the sales associate’s hand and said “ok thanks.” He then fled and had a skateboard waiting outside the door. He was described as a Black male in his early 20’s. He is 5’5” and weighs 250 lbs. He has pierced ears and light facial hair on his chin. He also has a black short fade style haircut. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve black t-shirt, black shorts and a black backpack. If you have any information regarding this suspect’s identity, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

ARMED ROBBERY – PORTLAND, OR 

On 10/13/17, at approximately 1:16 p.m., a suspect told a sales associate he was interested in replacing his gold chains with matching chains and pendants. After trying on several chains, the suspect lifted his shirt and said “You’re going to give me those chains”. The suspect put several chains on and fled from the mall. He was observed fleeing in a Black Acura with blue paper plates. He is 6’1” and in his late 20’s. He weighs 185 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He also has a well-trimmed beard. He was last seen wearing a green beanie, grey long sleeve shirt, sweat pants and basketball shorts under his sweatpants. He had a dark colored handgun. If you have any information regarding this suspect’s identity, please call the Portland Police Department at (503) 823-5700.

ARMED ROBBERY – MIAMI, FL

On 10/12/17, at approximately 1:16 p.m., a suspect told a jewelry store associate that he was looking for a birthday gift for his mother. He stated that she likes tennis bracelets. After being presented with bracelets and discussing pricing, the suspect lost interest in the bracelets. The suspect then requested to look at a pendant. As the associate was opening the showcase, the suspect handed her a note that read “I have a gun! Give me what I want!.” At that point the suspect reached into the showcase and grabbed items. The suspect instructed the associate to open other cases, however, the associate did not have access to keys. The associate then loudly stated she could not get the keys out of the lock. The suspect then left the store with merchandise. He was described as a 33-year-old Black male. He is 5’9” and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red and white checkered shirt, black pants and a red cap. If you have any information regarding this suspect’s identity, please call Miami Dade Police at (305) 279-6929.

ASSAULT AND ROBBERY – PIGEON FORGE, TN

On 10/13/17, a masked male suspect committed a gunpoint robbery of a jewelry store. The suspect entered the store at closing time and held a gun to the employee’s head. He forced him to fill up a bag with jewelry. The suspect then took the employee to a back room and tied him up. The suspect then severely assaulted him and then left with a large quantity of jewelry. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – ASHEBORO, NC

On 10/12/17, at approximately 12:05 p.m., a suspect was shown items and filled out a credit application. He provided a Pennsylvania driver’s license, and said he was moving to North Carolina. He also stated he would be divorcing his wife. He provided a different address than was on the license. The store system recognized the address. The account had a balance and was closed, however, he tried to open another account. The suspect was offered different options and was then shown a necklace and bracelet. He grabbed the necklace and bracelet and fled from the store. The male suspect was described as 6’2” and Black, He has a medium build and is 40-years-old. He was last seen wearing a collard shirt and jeans. The second suspect is a Black female. She is 5’6” and has a heavy build. She was last seen with blonde hair, a hat and glasses. If you have any information regarding this suspect’s identity, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

BURGLAR APPREHENDED – NORTH BEND, OR

On 10/6/17, North Bend Police were alerted to a burglar alarm at a jewelry store. Upon their arrival, officers saw a broken window in the back of the shop. They also heard movement in the store and saw a suspect attempting to hide. The police used a K-9 to locate the suspect, 20-year-old Bradley Harp. Harp was found with $19,000 worth of stolen jewelry. He is facing burglary, criminal mischief and theft charges.

GRAB AND RUN – RIVERSIDE, CA

On 10/9/17, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a suspect asked to see a flawless 2 carat diamond ring. During the presentation, the customer hesitated when asked for his name. He then gave the name John. When the suspect was presented with a 2 carat diamond ring, he said “thank you” and fled from the store. The suspect was described as a 25-year-old Black male. He is 5’8″ and had shaven hair on the side with spikey hair on the top. He also had a scab-tattoo piercing near his left eye brow. He has a cross tattoo on his right arm, a feather tattoo and a name on his arm which starts with the letter “S.” If you have any information regarding this suspect, please call the 951-343-1859.