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DISTRACTION THEFT – DUBOIS, PA

On 10/13/18, at approximately 7:27 p.m., a male and female couple entered a jewelry store and inquired about gold chains. The subjects spoke broken English and were hard to understand. The female subject removed a large wad of cash from her pocket and held it in her hand. The sales associate removed an entire ramp of gold chains from the display case. The associate then placed the display case on top of the showcase for the subjects to handle. The subjects advised that they were from Detroit. At some point during the presentation of gold chains, the subjects distracted the associate long enough to steal at least one gold chain from the pad. Both subjects were described as possibly Eastern European and in their 20’s. The female is 5’5” and weighs 125 lbs. She has dark hair. The male subject is 5’10” and weighs 160 lbs. He also has dark hair. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

MAN GETS 32 YEAR SENTENCE FOR 1988 MURDER OF JEWELER – PASADENA, CA

On 10/11/18, 56-year-old Albert Clark of Los Angeles, CA was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. Clark was convicted of shooting a jewelry salesman at a gas station in Pasadena, CA. During the course of the trial, the evidence demonstrated that Clark was one of the jeweler’s customers. According to Lt. Jesse Carrillo of the Pasadena Police Department, the motive for the killing was a robbery. The jeweler went to the gas station to meet Clark for what he thought would be a sale. At some point, Clark shot and killed the jeweler. He fled from the scene and discarded his clothing and the murder weapon. Police recovered the clothing and the gun. Clark was arrested in 1988, but he was released in February 1989 because there was a lack of evidence needed to prosecute him for the crime. In 2013, the jeweler’s daughter asked detectives to review the case. The clothing recovered from the crime scene was submitted for DNA testing. The blood on the clothing matched the jeweler’s blood.

GRAB AND RUN – TEMPE, AZ

On 10/13/18, at approximately 8:45 p.m., two subjects approached a kiosk and asked a sales associate to show them diamond earrings. One of the subjects put the earrings to his ear and the other grabbed the earrings once they were on the pad. Both subjects fled with earrings. The first subject was described as a Black male. He is 5’4” and has a medium build. He has black/dark brown hair. He also wore a red do-rag with basketball shorts, baseball shoes, and a t-shirt. The second subject was described as a 5’4” Hispanic male. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

ATTEMPTED SMASH AND GRAB – KENNESAW, GA

On 10/14/18, at approximately 5:27 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and went directly to a showcase containing high-end watches. One subject removed a hammer while his accomplice removed an ax. The subjects then began to smash the glass, however, they failed to gain entry into the showcase. At that point, the subjects fled from the store. They were described as being 6’0″ tall and in their early 20’s. One subject wore a green hoodie with long pants and dark sneakers. His accomplice wore a purple hoodie with pants and white sneakers. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH AND GRAB – LANSING, MI

On 10/12/18, at approximately 2:10 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and examined bridal showcases. A sales associate conversed with him about credit options. The subject said he needed to get his ID and his girlfriend. He then left the store. A few minutes later the subject returned with a second subject. When they entered the store, the first subject removed a hammer from his pocket. He then proceeded to smash the glass showcase. Both subject then removed items from the showcase and fled from the store. Both subjects are described as Black males with light complexions. The first subject is 5’11” and has a medium build. He weighs 200 pounds and has short braids. He also has short scruffy facial hair and a round face. He is believed to be in his 20’s. The second subject is 5’7” and weighs 140 pounds. He has short braids and light facial hair. He has a thin face and is in his late teens or early twenties. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

ARMED ROBBERY – GARNER, NC

On 10/11/18, at approximately 4:01 p.m., two subjects wearing orange construction vests entered a jewelry store. The subjects brandished semi-automatic handguns. They ordered two sales associates to remove merchandise and place them into two brown pillow cases the subjects brought with them. The subjects escaped with a large quantity of jewelry. The first subject was described as a Black male in his early 40’s. He is light skinned, 5’6” and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has sideburns with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve navy blue button down shirt with a white t-shirt underneath. He also wore a blue NY Yankees baseball cap. The second subject is a Black male with medium to dark skin. He is 6’2” and is in his early 50’s. He weighs approximately 240 pounds and has a slightly scruffy beard. He has a cap around the edges of one of his upper teeth. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – SAN DIEGO, CA

On 10/9/18, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and asked to see bridal sets. Once he decided on the set he wanted, he asked if he could take a picture of it. A sales associate handed the subject the set. Once the set was in his possession the subject said “Bye guys!” as he fled from the store. The subject was described as a 30-year-old Black male. He is 5’9” and weighs 200 pounds. He was described as clean shaven. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – SIOUX FALLS, SD

On 10/8/18, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a male and female subject approached a kiosk and looked at gold chains. The female mentioned that it was her birthday tomorrow and the male subject flashed a large amount of cash. The male asked for the entire tray of chains to be taken out of the case. The sales associate did not comply. The subjects then left the kiosk. After they left, the missing chain was discovered. The male is 5’6” and is approximately 43-years-old. He had a tan with thick black hair. He was last seen wearing two gold chains. The female is 5 feet tall. She is approximately 25-years-old and has curly thick black hair. She also has a tan and multiple piercings in her right ear. She was last seen wearing a thick coat. If you have any information regarding these subjects please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

ARLINGTON, TX – GRAB AND RUN

On 10/1/18, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and went to the bridal showcase. He was approached by a sales associate and asked if he needed assistance. The subject said he was looking for a diamond ring and pointed to a ring. The associate removed the ring and handed it to the subject. The subject immediately fled from the store with the ring.  The subject was described as a 5’10” Hispanic male. He weighs 160 pounds and has tattoos on both arms. He was last seen wearing a black hat with gold-rimmed sunglasses and a multi-colored jumpsuit. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

72-YEAR-OLD JEWELER KIDNAPPED – NILES, IL

On 9/30/18, three masked men wielding baseball bats, approached a jeweler after he parked his car near his apartment. One of the subjects struck the jeweler in the head. They then threw him into a van. According to police, the attack was not random. The jeweler told law enforcement the subjects took jewelry he had been showing clients at a bar earlier that evening. The subjects took the jewelers clothing,  as well as the keys to his apartment and business. Police found the jeweler in his underwear at 3:00 a.m. Saturday near a golf course. If you have any information regarding the subjects involved in this incident, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.