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SMASH & GRAB – FOREST PARK, GA

On 7/8/19, at approximately 11:47 a.m., two subjects entered a business that sells jewelry. One of the subjects walked behind a counter and brandished a silver pistol. He told employees to stay in the back. He then told customers to stay where they were. The subject wore all black. He produced a hammer from a bag and began smashing two jewelry cases. The second subject asked if he was ready to go and the first subject said yes. They then both exited the store.

The first subject was described as a Black male wearing a “Thrasher” hoodie, dark long wig, reg gloves, and a black Nike hat. The second subject wore shorts, a gray t-shirt, a light blue hat, and black gloves. He was believed to be wearing a dark bushy wig. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – MISHAWAKA, IN

On 7/14/19, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a male and female subject entered a jewelry store and moved to the diamond bridal and loose diamond showcases. The subjects stated that they were waiting for a particular sales associate who was assisting another guest at the time. The subjects waited for approximately 25 minutes before they were able to converse with the associate. The female subject told the associate that she had assisted her mother previously. She complimented the associate on her patience and said they wanted to deal with her.

The subjects asked to see several loose diamonds. While the sales associate was showing the female subject a diamond, the male subject placed the female subject’s jacket and purse on the counter. He then began pointing at other diamonds he wanted to see.  As the sales associate reached into the showcase, the male subject leaned over and removed a loose diamonds and its certification card. The subjects then left the store.

The first subject was described as a Black male with a medium to dark complexion. He is 5’10” and has a medium to heavy build. He is 250 lbs. He is in his late 40’s and was wearing a black ball cap with a reflective design on the top of his hat.

The second subject is 5’9” and has a medium to light complexion. She is Black and weighs approximately 280 lbs. and is in her late 40’s to early 50’s. She was last seen wearing an apron style dress with white over red. She also wore sunglasses with a bandana in her hair which was in a bun style. These subjects have committed similar thefts in Bolingbrook, IL, and Indianapolis, IN. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

ATTEMPTED SMASH & GRAB – WESTLAND, MI

On 7/14/19, at approximately 4:45 p.m., three subjects entered a jewelry store wearing gloves, masks, and hoodies covering their faces. One of the subjects brandished a hammer and yelled: “Get to the ground!” The subjects proceeded to run further into the store. They then turned and fled from the store without taking any merchandise or breaching any display cases. The subjects were seen getting into a red Chrysler 200 or 300 with an awaiting driver. The subjects were described as three black males between 5’6″ and 5’9″. They each had thin frames and were in their early twenties. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – FARMINGTON, CT

On 7/12/19, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a subject visited a retail jewelry store and asked to see a pair of earrings. Once the items were in his hand, he fled from the store. He was described as a Black male in his late 20’s. He is 5’9” and was last seen with a beard. He also wore a backward baseball cap with a white tank top. He had unknown tattoos on both arms. He was last seen wearing mustard colored shorts. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – SAN MARCOS, TX

On 7/11/19, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a subject visited a jewelry store and informed associates that he was shopping for a 5-year anniversary gift for his wife. The subject was not wearing a wedding ring. The sales associate presented the subject with one watch at a time but did not allow the subject to hold them. As a third watch was being held by the store’s manager, the subject grabbed it from his hand and fled from the store. The subject was described as a 5’9” Black male. He weighs 150 pounds and is in his late 20’s. He has a light mustache and stated his name was Jason. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – WESTLAND, MI

On 7/7/19, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and introduced himself as Gerard. He stated he was shopping for his wife. He was not sure what style of ring he wanted to buy or what his budget was. The sales associate placed a rose gold set on a ring pad and then turned the presentation over to another associate. At that time, the subject removed the ring from the pad and fled from the store. The subject was described as a Black male in his 40’s. He has small facial scars and short curly hair. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB – FORT GRATIOT TOWNSHIP, MI

On 7/9/19, at approximately 7:30 p.m., law enforcement was alerted to a robbery at a jewelry store. As deputies were en route to the crime scene, they received reports that the subjects fled in a red Chevrolet Impala. Law enforcement from the St. Clair County Sherriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police, and the Port Huron Police Department began looking for the vehicle.

Port Huron Police located the vehicle. After the subjects refused to stop, a chase ensued. After the vehicle stopped, three subjects got out and fled on foot, however, they were apprehended shortly thereafter. A total of four teenage subjects were arrested; three 17-year-old males and one 19-year old male. Three of the subjects allegedly smashed a glass counter at the jewelry store and then fled.  All subjects are from Detroit, MI.

GRAB AND RUN – FT. WORTH, TX

On 7/7/19, at approximately 6:10 p.m., a subject visited a jewelry store and requested 22” or 24” gold chains. The subject stated he wanted a gold chain similar to the one he was currently wearing.  The sales associate presented one gold chain. At that point, the subject asked about the weight of a second gold chain in the showcase. As the sales associate was viewing the tag of a second item in the showcase, the subject grabbed the first gold chain from the associate and fled from the store. The subject was described as a 5’4”, 150 lb.  Black male. He is in his late 30’s. He was last seen wearing a white striped t-shirt with blue/gray and white shorts. He also wore a YG chain with a Jesus pendant, along with tennis shoes with bright orange heels. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – LAREDO, TX

On 7/6/19, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a subject visited a jewelry store to discuss his broken bracelet. The sales associate offered suggestions on how it could be repaired. During the conversation, the subject asked to view a new bracelet. Sales associates then presented the bracelet. After presenting the bracelet, another guest inquired about ear-piercing. When the sales associate turned back around, the subject fled. The subject was described as a 6’1” Hispanic male. He weighs 200 lb and in his early 20’s. He was last seen wearing a red shirt and red shorts. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

ROBBER CHARGED – ST. LOUIS, MO

On 7/3/19, 28-year-old Deven Strauther was charged with robbery. Strauther is accused of attempting to rob a jewelry store in St. Louis, MO on May 25, 2019. Authorities say Strauther and an accomplice entered one set of doors at a jewelry store. They then found the second set of doors were locked. Strauther then kicked in the lower portion of the glass and entered into the second door. At that point, the store’s owner and an off-duty officer fired at the robbers. Strauther returned fire and then fled with his accomplice in a stolen sedan.

Approximately 30 minutes later, Strauther arrived at St. Louis University Hospital. He was wearing clothes matching those worn by the robber. He was shot twice in the abdomen. Strauther’s DNA also matched blood that was found in the getaway vehicle.