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SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR SMASH & GRAB – BEVERLY HILLS, CA

On 9/21/22, the Beverly Hills Police Department announced that three suspects were arrested for committing a smash and grab robbery in March 2022, that netted them millions of dollars worth of jewelry. Two of the suspects were arrested in Long Beach, CA and another suspect was arrested in Barstow, CA. On 9/21/22, the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Swat Team was assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation when they arrested a minor for commercial burglary. A total of four suspects have been arrested for this crime. Up to six suspects were reportedly involved in the robbery. Information regarding the names of some of the suspects can be found here. If you have any information regarding the suspects who are still wanted, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

 

SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERS WANTED – FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA

Law enforcement in Fairfax County Virginia are currently investigating three jewelry store robberies that occurred at Tyson’s Corner Center, the Fair Oaks Mall, and the Springfield Mall, in an effort to assess whether or not the robberies are connected.

The first robbery occurred on 9/8/22 at 2:45 p.m. In that incident, the subjects smashed display cases and stole high-end watches and jewelry. On 9/18/22, after 1:00 p.m., subjects used hammers to smash through a jewelry store’s display cases and also stole high-end watches. The third robbery took place on 9/20/22. In that incident, one male subject entered a jewelry store and proceeded to show a handgun and told employees to let another man inside the store. Once both subjects were inside the store, they used hammers to smash through display cases. The subjects fled the scene in a black Lexus SUV that had stolen license plates. Click here to view pictures of the subjects and read their physical descriptions. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org

 

3 SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING BURGLARIES – HOUSTON, TX

Three suspects are in custody after Harris County Precinct 8 deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. At approximately 3:30 a.m, three subjects burglarized a jewelry store inside a mall. Responding deputies found the suspects’ vehicle across the street from the mall. The driver of the vehicle was detained, while the other two suspects ran through the mall parking lot. One of the suspects was also accused of aiming a gun at a wrecker driver who tried to stop them.

As the driver of the vehicle was being escorted to the deputies patrol car, he fled and was subsequently caught by the deputy. That suspect was identified as 28-year-old Telvin Leavean McMillion. Another suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jubbar Ballee Bothe, hid in nearby bushes before he was taken into custody. He was found with trash bags, burglary tools, and jewelry. The third suspect, identified as 27-year-old Cameron Zonell, was found in a dumpster. The suspects are accused of stealing over $500,000 worth of merchandise. They are suspected to have targeted two stores.

 

GRAB AND RUN – MEBANE, NC

On 9/16/22, at approximately 3:41 p.m., a subject went into a jewelry store and said he was looking for a gold chain. The subject looked at a number of different gold chains until he finally settled on the one in question. The subject said that he wanted to try it on and see how it looked in the mirror. When he had control of it, he fled from the location. The subject is a Black male. He is 6’0″, and weighs 180-200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a Carolina blue shirt, jeans, and black hat. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

 

SNEAK THEFT – YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY

On 9/12/22, at approximately 12:00 pm, a jewelry store reported a sneak theft after a subject left the store. The subject was interested in diamond rings and was shown a few on components. While multiple pieces were out for comparison, the subject was able to palm one, and then stated he needed to leave to check on his dog in his car. After he departed, the employee noticed the ring was missing. Yorktown NY Police arrived to take a report. The subject was described as a Black male in his 40s. He was last seen wearing a black hoody, a tan ball cap, and blue jeans. He also had a beard. 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 – HAMMOND, LA

On 9/8/22,  at approximately 1:14 p.m., a jewelry store was the victim of a grab and run theft. A lone male entered the location under the pretense of shopping for a bracelet. The subject claimed he was looking for an inexpensive men’s gold bracelet. The team members showed the subject several options and sale items from the showcase.

The subject did not provide an exact budget price or other information.  The curb link bracelet was removed from the showcase and placed on the subject’s wrist, but team members maintained control.  When the bracelet was handed back to secure it in the showcase, the subject immediately grabbed the bracelet from the second team member’s hand and fled the store. No injuries were reported.

The subject is Black and in his mid 20’s. He has a dark complexion, is tall, and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing tattoos on both arms. He also wore a Louis Vuitton bucket hat, a mask, a black short sleeve t-shirt, black pants, and black tennis shoes. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

 

 

SNEAK THEFT – MIAMI, FL

On 9/4/22, a team member noticed that one side of the gold tower spinner was empty. After a review of CCTV, a male subject who has been known to steal from gold spinners in the south Florida market was observed in the store at 8:05 pm on 9/3/22.  Further review showed the subject walking around the store looking at merchandise.  Team members reported that they did ask him if they could assist him with anything specific and he stated he was “just looking around”.  Between 8:08 p.m. and 8:14 p.m., the subject was seen standing by the spinner case and appeared to be adjusting it.

At 8:14 p.m. the subject was seen walking away from the tower and was seen walking around the store. At 8:17 p.m., the individual was seen returning to the gold tower and was seen using what appears to be a key or tool to open the tower case. During this time, the subject was seen removing items from the tower and sticking them down the front of his pants.  During this time, the team members were already assisting other guests.  These other guests are not believed to be involved. At 8:19 p.m., the subject is seen leaving the store with the items.  The subject was described as a Black male. He is 25-28 years old, and 6”0 tall. He weighs 165 lbs and was last seen wearing black pants, a black t-shirt with lettering on the front, and a 2 tone dark white baseball cap. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org.

GRAB AND RUN – MEBANE, NC

On 8/29/22, at 12:47 p.m. a subject entered a jewelry store and told a team member that he was looking to purchase something for either himself or his wife, and he wanted to purchase something nice. He started looking at tennis bracelets, then moved to the men’s jewelry area, and eventually ended up in the bridal section. He looked at lab-created diamonds, and then another brand, and then went to the bridal clearance section. He asked to see the piece in question and asked about the carat weight. He said that he wanted to show his wife, and when he had possession of the item, he fled the location. The subject is Black, 6’2″, and weighs 280 to 300 pounds. He is 28 to 35 years old and has no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black shorts, and white socks. Please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 if you have any information regarding this subject.

DISTRACTION THEFT – ROCHESTER, NY

On 8/25/22, at approximately 1:00 p.m. management of a jewelry kiosk inside a mall noticed rings were missing from a showcase. At 12:45  p.m., three male subjects were at the kiosk trying on chains. One of the males wanted to try on a diamond necklace. It was removed from the case and he was allowed to see it. The team member stepped to the right, at the next case, to turn the mirror for him. Two men followed the employee to the mirror, and one man remained at the diamond section. The two men in front of the team member kept asking questions and asked for assistance removing the necklace from his neck.

During this time, camera footage from across the hall shows one man reaching over the counter. He then removed several rings. The first and second subjects were described as Black males, in their 40’s. They are tall and were last seen wearing black and white shirts. They also wore several gold chains and charms. The third subject is a tall Black male. He is middle-aged and he was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue sneakers.  He reached in and took rings from the open showcase.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – ENGLEWOOD, CO

On 8/13/22, at approximately 2:00 a.m., six male subjects exited a light-colored minivan and began to throw rocks at a window to gain entry.  The window was damaged but did not completely shatter preventing entry into the site.  The subjects then fled back into the minivan and exited the site and mall area.  A report was filed with the Arapahoe Sheriff’s Department, who will continue the investigation. The subjects were described as having slender builds and wearing hoodies. They entered and exited the location in a lighter-colored mini-van. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.