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SMASH & GRAB – BURLINGTON, NJ

On 11/17/19, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and requested to see men’s watches. He was presented with a watch and then walked over to another case containing diamonds rings. At that point, the subject used a rock from inside of his sleeve to smash the display case. The subject took rings and the watch before fleeing. He was described as a Black male in his mid-20’s. He is 5’5” and weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a glove on one hand. He also has tattoos on the hand without gloves.

SMASH & GRAB – MEBANE, NC

On 11/12/19, at approximately 5:15 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and said he was looking for an engagement ring. He also said he would return the next day with his girlfriend. The subject then looked around and eventually went to the showcase containing diamond rings. He brandished a hammer, which he used to hit the top of the showcase. He reached in and removed 9 pieces of jewelry before leaving the store. The subject was described as a Black male in his mid-late 20’s. He is 6’1” and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a two-tone hat with a dark jacket and jeans. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB – WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA

On 11/13/19, at approximately 7:45 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store armed with hammers. They ordered everyone to the floor. The subjects then smashed display cases and removed jewelry before they fled. The subjects were described as two black males. The first subject is 6’3″. He last wore a black hooded sweatshirt. The second subject is 5’6″; he wore a gray sweatshirt. The police located the subjects’ abandoned vehicle at a Hotel. The vehicle was stolen earlier that day. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB ROBBER CHARGED – GRAND RAPIDS, MI

On 11/12/19, Demond Antonio Manley Jr. appeared in federal court. He was charged with interference with commerce by robbery for his involvement in a jewelry store robbery in Portage, MI on 8/30/19. He was one of three subjects who took part in that robbery. They stole jewelry valued at $80,179. In addition to that robbery, Manley Jr. is a suspect in smash & grab robberies in Lansing, MI; Saginaw, MI, and Fort Wayne, IN.

GRAB & RUN – IRVING, TX

On 11/7/19, at approximately 8:38 p.m., a female subject entered a jewelry store and stated she was shopping for her boyfriend. She asked to see a gold chain she viewed in the store two days earlier. After the sales associate presented the chain, the subject tried on the chain and looked in the mirror. The associate noticed the subject was not engaged in conversation. When the sales associate looked away, the subject fled from the store with the chain. The subject was described as a 5’8” Black female. She is 130 lbs. and in her early 20’s. She provided the name Bree and was last seen wearing black leggings. She also has long black hair. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

REMOVED DISPLAY – COLORDO SPRINGS, CO

On 11/6/19, a retail sales associate left for a break at 7:05 p.m. A few minutes later she noticed a subject walk by her carrying a box. Shortly after that, a customer said the subject was walking away with a case of jewelry covered by her jacket. The sales associate returned to the store and realized the plexi-glass counter display was missing. The display was secured to the kiosk. The subject apparently pulled it out. The subject was described as a White or Hispanic female. She is 5’8” and weighs approximately 185 lbs. She was last seen with straight dark hair worn in a bun. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – BRIDGEWATER, NJ

On 11/5/19, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and was assisted at the display case which contained gold chains. The subject looked at a 24” curb chain and then asked to see a 26” curb chain, to compare them. As the jewelry was pulled from the case, the subject grabbed the chain and ultimately fled with both chains. The subject was described as a White male in his late 20’s to early 30’s. He has a thin build and was last seen wearing a yellow hoodie, dark Nike tennis shoes and a baseball cap with a pineapple symbol on it. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – COLUMBIA, SC

On 11/5/19, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and approached a gold showcase. The subject asked to see gold chains and gold crosses. Once both items were removed from the showcase, the subject asked to place the pendant on the chain. A sales associate placed the pendant on the chain and then the male subject secured the chain around his neck. Once it was secured around his neck, the subject glanced at the mirror and then fled from the store. He entered a silver Nissan Altima.

The subject has committed five grab & run thefts within the last month. He has committed three in Columbia, SC, one in Augusta, GA and one in Savannah, GA. He is targeting gold chains and gold bracelets. The subject has been seen in a white Z71 truck and a silver Nissan Altima. He is described as a Black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatsuit. He is also 6 feet tall. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB – BURNSVILLE, MN

On 11/3/19, at 1:07 p.m., three individuals backed up a red Chrysler minivan to the front of a jewelry store. All three subjects wore brightly colored hooded sweatshirts. After entering the store, the subjects ordered sales associates and customers to get on the floor. They then brandished hammers and began smashing display cases. The subjects took jewelry, placed them into bags and then fled from the store. Three of the subjects have been arrested.

DIAMOND SWITCH – NORTH RIVERSIDE, IL

On 10/19/19, three subjects entered a jewelry store and requested to see 1 ½ carat diamond stud earrings. They also asked to try them on. During the try-on, the diamond earrings were switched, and cubic zirconia (CZ) earrings were returned in place of the genuine earrings. The CZ earrings were returned with a price tag. This group has committed a similar diamond switch in Lombard, IL on 10/26/19. Their method of operating consists of one subject initially requesting to see earrings. He will then call his accomplices; a male and female subject. The accomplices will ask questions in an attempt to distract the sales associate, while the jewelry is switched.

The three subjects were described as Hispanic. The first subject is a 5’11” Hispanic male. He was last seen wearing a fitted baseball cap. The second subject is a light-skinned female. She is 5’3” and has long dark brown hair. Other than the third subject being a male, no physical description was provided. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.