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GRAB AND RUN – MILLBURY, MA

On 10/14/2021, at approximately 3:04 p.m., a lone male subject entered a jewelry store and walked to the engagement ring showcase. After being greeted, the subject stated he was there to look at engagement rings. He claimed he was looking at the engagement rings for his mother. The team member explained the differences between certified and non-certified diamonds. The subject requested to look at engagement rings. Initially, the team member only removed the certification card from the showcase. Then the subject asked if the ring was heavy. The team member removed the ring from the case and presented it to the subject. Once the subject took possession of the ring, he ran from the store.

The subject was described as Hispanic and in his mid-20’s. He has a thin build, is 5’7”, and has a dyed blond ponytail. He was last seen wearing a pink shirt, khaki shorts, and a dark mask. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

GRAB & RUN – BAKERSFIELD, CA

On 10/12/21, at approximately 4:58 p.m., a male subject approached a jewelry kiosk and was looking at the cases that contained gold chains. The subject then requested to view an 18-inch rope gold chain.  As the team member pulled it out of the case and handed it to him, he saw that it was too short for his liking. The subject then requested something longer and he was redirected to the wedge with the 20-inch chains.  The subject then pointed at one which was a 20-inch 10k Yellow Gold Curb Chain and asked to see it, so the team member pulled it out and handed it to him to examine.

While it was in the subject’s possession, he asked if he can try it on. Once it was on his neck, he asked for a mirror. The subject then viewed the chain out on himself through the mirror and tucked it into his shirt.  The subject then took a step back, turned around, and started to run away towards one of the exits of the mall. The subject is Hispanic, approximately 19-years-old, light-skinned, 160 lbs, and 6’0″. He was last seen wearing a black windbreaker with grey and white stripes. He also wore blue jeans. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

 

GRAB & RUN – AURORA, CO

On 10/11/21, at approximately 4:40 p.m., a male subject entered a retail jewelry store under the pretense of shopping for a birthday gift for his son.  The subject requested to see a chain.  During the presentation, the subject requested to feel the weight of the chain.  When presented with the chain, the subject fled the site and mall with the chain.  No injuries were reported.  A report was immediately filed with the Aurora PD, who will continue the investigation. The subject was described as being White with a tan complexion. He is 5’8″, and approximately 48-years-old. He also has short dark hair and a slight “hunch” on his back.  He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans, and a gray mask. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

GUNPOINT ROBBERY- ROCK HILL, S.C.

On 10/8/21, two male subjects committed a gunpoint robbery at a jewelry store. One of the subjects jumped over the glass counter, while the other subject ran around it. Both subjects then went to the safe in the backroom, as the worker in the store fled screaming. The subjects grabbed items from the safe and then fled from the store. The worker in the store heard two shots while running away. No physical description of the subjects was provided. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

SUBJECT SHOVES CLERK – LAS VEGAS, NV

On 10/9/21, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a male subject committed a robbery at retail jewelry.  Upon entering the store, the subject requested to see 24″ gold chains.  The subject was shown several options within his claimed budget.  The associate opened the showcase from the front to remove another gold chain, at which point the subject shoved the associate out of the way and removed several chains.  The subject was described as Black, and in his early to mid-30’s. He is approximately 6’0″, and has a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved black and white plaid shirt, and dark pants. He has the letter “M” tattooed on the left side of his chest. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – ORLANDO, FL

On 10/7/2021, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a grab and run theft was committed at a retail jewelry store and a bridal set was stolen. The subject stated he was looking for a ring for his wife and asked to see bridal sets, then, after a few moments, he asked to see a 2.5-carat bridal set. Upon being presented with the bridal set, he ran from the store. The subject was in the store for approximately two minutes. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and is investigating. The subject was described as Hispanic. He is in his late 20’s early 30’s. He was described as being of medium height and weight, with a dark complexion, and blond hair in a ponytail. He was last seen wearing a white tie-dyed tee-shirt and black shorts. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

THEFT – LAS VEGAS, NV

On 10/6/2021, a grab and run occurred at a retail jewelry store. The subject entered the store and asked to see a diamond earring in particular. The subject was shown the diamond stud earring, and then he walked away. When the sales associate reminded him that he did not give back the earring, he said “I put it on the case and walked away.” The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was notified and will continue the investigation. The subject is Black and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, and a white mask. if you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

 

 

SIDEWALL ENTRY BURGLARY – HARTSDALE, NY

On 10/4/21, at approximately 12:40 a.m., an undisclosed number of subjects cut through the roof of a nail salon. They then proceeded to lower themselves into the business. They made several openings in the wall of the nail salon in order to gain access to the jewelry store.  After entering the jewelry store, the subjects then proceeded to steal jewelry. If you have any information regarding the subjects involved in this crime, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – FAYETTEVILLE, NC

On 9/23/21, at approximately 1:51 p.m., a subject wearing a white shirt told a retail jewelry consultant that he had been in the store three days prior, by himself, looking at gold chains. He was very talkative. He was asked if he had an account with the store, and he said that he did not, because he was going to pay in cash. He fanned out a large number of bills in front of the sales associate. It is thought that this is what the subject and his accomplice used to distract the sales associate. The subject placed a $100 bill on the counter and said that it would be a down payment to hold the item until he came back, but the sales associate returned it and told him that the store could not do that. The subjects were able to steal two gold chains during this interaction, without the sales associates’ knowledge.

This is the same group of middle-aged men that have targeted central/eastern North Carolina since early 2021. Be on the lookout for anyone working in pairs that are looking at the largest gold chains in the store.

The first subject is a Black male in his 40’s with short hair. The second subject is Black, middle-aged, and wore a multi-colored shirt. The second subject is taller than the first subject. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – EL CAJON, CA

On 9/29/21, at approximately 2:15 p.m., a retail jewelry store experienced a grab and run theft.  Upon entry to the store, a subject began looking around for a couple of minutes then asked to be shown a chain.  After locking up the merchandise that was out, the team member proceeded to help the subject. The team member then showed the subject a chain and eagle pendant combination while it was still in her possession.  After asking several questions about the item, the subject asked to try it on, and the team member complied. While the subject had the chain and pendant on, he asked additional questions then suddenly grabbed his hat sitting on the counter and ran out of the store with the jewelry on his neck.  Mall Security and the El Cajon Police Department were notified, and an investigation was initiated. The subject was described as a Hispanic male, around 20-years-old. He weighs 140 lbs. and is 5’8″. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie, dark jeans, and an SD baseball cap. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.