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$1.3 MILLION BURGLARY – BRONX, NY

On 3/31/20, shortly before 3:00 a.m., four burglars gained entry to a jewelry store by breaking through the store’s wall. At 11:00 a.m., the store’s owner found that $1.3 million worth of jewelry was stolen from display cases and a safe. If you have any information regarding this incident, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

BURGLARY – SPRINGFIELD, IL

On 3/31/20, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Springfield Police were called to a department store for a motion alarm. When officers arrived, they observed two men trying to leave the building through the broken glass door. Officers arrested 34-year-old Deandre Robinson and 27-year-old Marlon Patterson. Offices discovered that jewelry cases inside the store were smashed. Robinson is charged with burglary and Paterson is charged with burglary, criminal damage to property over $10,000; theft over $10,000 and possession of burglary tools.

JEWELER MURDERED IN STORE – STAMFORD, CT

On 3/8/20, 69-year-old Mark Vuono, was shot and killed during a robbery in his jewelry store. According to a press release from Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Thomas Scanlon; at 2:45 p.m., a customer entered the store and contacted police after seeing evidence of a crime. If you have any information regarding this incident, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CUBIC ZIRCONIA RING – LINCOLN, NE

On 3/24/20, 35-year-old Dustin Cemper was arrested for allegedly committing a theft at a jewelry store on 3/19/20. On 3/19/20, a male subject entered the jewelry store and inquired about women’s rings. He sat at a display case and then left the store without buying anything. The business later noticed a ring was missing from the display case. Surveillance footage showed the subject reached behind the cabinet and took a $1,700 cubic zirconia ring. Fingerprints from the display case matched Cemper.

THREE MINUTE BURGLARY – SONORA, CA

On 3/23/20, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a male subject in all black smashed a jewelry store’s window. The subject is believed to have used a metal pipe to break the window. After subject broke the window, he stole $20,000 worth of jewelry from the display. If you have any information regarding this subject, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

BURGLARY – PETERBOROUGH, NH

On 3/21/20, at approximately 3:20 a.m., two men smashed a jewelry store’s front door. They broke a glass case inside the store, stole several watches and then quickly left the store. If you have any information regarding the subjects involved, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

FINGERPRINTS LEAD POLICE TO ARREST – TRUMBULL, CT

On 3/22/20, Trumbull police arrested 25-year-old Brandon McLaughlin for stealing a $12,000 gold necklace from a jewelry store in Westfield Trumbull Mall last September. While McLaughlin was in the jewelry store, he asked to see a 24-inch 10 Karat gold chain. As soon as the employee removed the chain from the display case, McLaughlin grabbed it and fled from the store. While McLaughlin was in the store he tried on watches from various display cases. Trumbull police found fingerprints that were left on the display cases. The fingerprints were submitted to the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory. The fingerprints were later matched to McLaughlin.

TWO JEWELRY STORES RAMMED – ROSWELL, NM

On 3/21/20, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Roswell Police Department responded to a jewelry store where they discovered that subject(s) had rammed a vehicle into the side of the store. No entry was made to the building. Police were also called to another jewelry store where they found a similar event had occurred. A spokesman for the Roswell Police Department said the investigation has identified three possible suspects.

BURGLARY – SAN ANTONIO, TX

On 3/19/20, at approximately 5:15 a.m., two subjects broke a jewelry store’s display window. It took the subjects 1 minute and 6 seconds to gain entry into the store. Once the subjects were inside the store, they used black and yellow hammers to break glass showcases. The subjects removed merchandise and display trays. They then placed the items into large gray bags that they carried. The subjects were in the store for approximately 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
The first subject was described as a Black male. He wore a dark hoodie sweatshirt, dark pants and gray gloves. The second subject’s race could not be determined. That individual wore a gray hoodie, dark pants and gray gloves. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

TWO ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES IN SAME DAY – RICHMOND & ROSENBERG TX

On 3/18/20, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store in Richmond, TX while he was talking on his cell phone. He saw an armed guard, retreated from the store and yelled to his accomplice to run back to the car. The guard and sales associates noticed both subjects were wearing gloves. The second subject carried a black bag and a hammer.

Approximately one hour later, the first subject from Richmond, TX, arrived in the parking lot of a jewelry store in Rosenberg, TX. The subject walked toward the store. An armed guard stood in front of the store. The subject then went back to his car. Three additional subjects were observed inside the car. The subjects then fled from the area.
A physical description of three subjects was provided. All three subjects are Black males in their early twenties. The first subject is 5’9″ and weighs 150 pounds. He had dreadlocks pulled in a ponytail. He was last seen wearing a white hat, a white long sleeve button up shirt and dark gloves.

The second subject is 5’9″. He was last seen wearing a white hat, a white long sleeve button up shirt and green/yellow gloves. The third subject is in his early twenties. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org.