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BURGLARY – PLAINFIELD, IN

BURGLARY – PLAINFIELD, IN

On 12/25/22, at approximately 5:18 a.m., a male subject smashed the lower glass window on the front door of a retail jewelry store and gained entry.  Once inside, the subject smashed the glass on one showcase with a hammer and stole the contents of the same. The subject then exited the location through the hole in the glass of the front door.  The police were dispatched and responded to the location to investigate. The subject escaped. He wore a light grey or white sweatshirt with a black cloth on his head. He also wore dark-colored pants and white tennis shoes. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org

Professional Gangs Sent Industry Dollar Losses Soaring in 2019

New York, NY – On December 17, 2020, Michelle Graff of National Jeweler published an article recounting the role professional gangs played in the rise in jewelry crime dollar losses in 2019.

Click here to view the article.

ROBBERS PISTOL WHIPP EMPLOYEE – NEW YORK, NY

ROBBERS PISTOL WHIPP EMPLOYEE – NEW YORK, NY

On 12/16/20, at approximately 1:55 p.m., two subjects committed an armed robbery at a jewelry store. The subjects pistol-whipped an employee and stole over $100,000 in baubles.

One of the subject’s wore a black and yellow puffer jacket. The other wore a dark-colored skull cap and a dark-colored jacket. One of the subject’s took seven pieces of jewelry from a wall display; which included neck chains and pendants. The subjects were described as being in their mid 30’s. Click here to view the crime.

SMASH & GRAB SUSPECT SENTENCED – HAMMOND, IL

SMASH & GRAB SUSPECT SENTENCED – HAMMOND, IL

On 12/15/20, U.S. District Court Judge Theresa L. Springmann sentenced 30-year-old Darren S. Bell to 39 months in prison. Bell pleaded guilty in February to talking part in an armed robbery on 1/25/19. Bell forfeited his right to a jury trial in return for a promise from the U.S. attorney to recommend Bell receive less than the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

On the date of the robbery, 41-year-old Altonio D. Benson of Detroit and a third accomplice entered a jewelry store at approximately 7:00 p.m. They then smashed open display cases with sledgehammers and ran away with more than $1 million worth of jewelry. Hobart police responded to the robbery and took Bell and Benson into custody. Police recovered more than $500,000 of stolen jewelry.

NYPD arrests burglar on jewelry store’s roof

On the date listed above, at approximately 4:30 a.m., 31-year-old Francisco Barrera set off an alarm system for a jewelry store located inside of a building. The New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene and arrested the suspect. See the video and tweet below. Click here to read an article with more information.

SMASH & GRAB – LITTLE ROCK, AR

SMASH & GRAB – LITTLE ROCK, AR

On 4/10/19, at approximately 8:00 p.m., three subjects entered a jewelry store dressed in all black. They wore masks and were armed with handguns. The subjects ordered everyone to get on the ground. They then began smashing display cases with a hammer. One of the subjects grabbed a female employee by her hair, pulled her up and put a gun to her back. The subject led the employee to a safe. Once in the vault, the subject told the victim to open the safe or he was going to kill her. The subjects grabbed several loose diamonds and then fled from the store. One of the subjects wore a black mask with a “joker smile” while another wore a red and black skull cap and white pants. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

Suspect charged in robbery

College Station, TX – On April 8, 2019, 21-year-old Lorenzo Lee More was arrested for his involvement in a jewelry store robbery. Watch the clip below to learn more.

SMASH & GRAB – COLUMBIA, SC

On 4/10/19, at approximately 8:30 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and brandished hammers. They ordered the sales associates to get down. One of the subject’s went to the Inventory Control Office and kicked the door. The subject yelled at sales associates to come out of the room. The subject then smashed display cases and peeled back glass on display cases. They removed loose stones and then fled. The first subject was described as a Black male with long hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black coat with a hood and black sneakers witch white soles. The second subject was of unknown race. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and a hood. He also wore a black mask with gray sweat pants and black shoes.

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SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERY – JOLIET, IL

SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERY – JOLIET, IL

On 8/8/18, at approximately 10:24 a.m., four subjects perpetrated a smash and grab robbery. A male subject wearing a black Nike shirt entered a retail jewelry store and inquired about engagement rings. After the sales associate greeted him the subject said ” oh you don’t need to come out. I am just looking.” The subject then exited the store. Shortly thereafter, three subjects entered the store wearing medical masks and carrying small sledgehammers. They immediately began smashing the showcases.

The first subject was described as a Black male in his late 20’s. He is 5’8″ and weighs 205 lbs. He was last seen wearing a baseball hat, camouflage shorts, a black Nike t-shirt and gray shoes. The three other subjects were also Black males. They each wore black pants with construction vests, medical masks, and baseball hats. If you have any information regarding these subjects please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.