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66-year-old accused of stealing $300k worth of jewelry over 11 years

Escondido, CA- On February 7, 2020, detectives from the Escondido Police Department arrested 66-year-old Huong Thi Tran.

Robber faces attempted murder charge after crime spree

Lahaina, HI - On January 28, 2020, 44-year-old Phillip Shorvitz was arrested for second degree attempted murder, second-degree robbery, and first-degree theft. Shorvitz stole nearly $70,000 worth of watches from a jewelry store.

Robber sentenced to 7 years after he briefly trapped himself inside store

North London - On January 10, 2020, 32-year-old Andrew Elliott was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison. On April 15, 2019, Eliott was involved in a jewelry store robbery in which a jeweler was placed in a headlock and dragged to the floor.

Gunpoint robber apprehended!

Wesley Chapel, FL - On January 25, 2020, Pasco County deputies arrested 28-year-old Michael Snyder for his involvement in two jewelry store robberies.

INSTORE Tip of the Day

New York, NY - On January 30, 2020, INSTORE magazine credited the Jewelers' Security Alliance with its tip of the day. Click within to see the tip!

Gunman Ties-up employees during robbery

Moore, OK - On January 23, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a masked subject entered a jewelry store and forced a female employee to zip-tie two of her colleagues. He then zip-tied that employee. The subject is seen on video holding a gun to an employee's head. Click within to see the footage.

Jewelry store owner hits subjects with jar of pickles

Sandy Springs, GA - On January 25, 2019, at approximately 4:21 p.m., three subjects entered a jewelry store and smashed display cases. Watch the video within to find out what happened next. 

Smash & grab robbers apprehended

Columbus, OH - On January 21, 2020, at approximately 11:15 a.m., three suspects from Cleveland committed a robbery at a jewelry store. Watch the videos within to see how the suspects were apprehended.

JSA Issues Warning After Spate of Rooftop Burglaries

New York, NY - On January 22, 2020, National Jeweler documented the types of burglaries that have plagued the jewelry industry over the past year. Click within to learn more.

Burglars cut through safe without stepping into store!

Dinuba, CA - On January 11, 2020, at approximately 2:03 a.m., burglars stole more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry. The subjects first cut a hole in the roof of an adjacent vacant store. Click within to find out what happened next.