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BURGLARY – TROUTDALE, OR

On 11/3/23, at approximately 3:23 a.m., a burglary occurred at a retail jewelry store.  Two male subjects broke one of the glass front doors and a large glass window, gaining access to the store.  Both subjects approached the first showcase they found and repeatedly smashed the glass with a large tool until they gained access, removing the contents of the showcase.  The subjects stole birthstones and white sapphires. Both subjects exited the store less than one minute later.  Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department was contacted and will continue the investigation.  The subjects were described as being heavily covered with full face coverings and gloves. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

SMASH AND GRAB – STATEN ISLAND, NY

On 2/1/23, at approximately 7:15 p.m., three male subjects committed a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store inside a mall. The subjects smashed through the display windows and stole jewelry and high-end watches. A physical description of the subjects was not provided. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN THEFT – SALINA, KS

On 1/31/22, two black male subjects entered a jewelry store and began to look at gold chains and then men’s rings. An employee took out a tray of five rings from the display case. One of the men then went to the restroom.

When the man returned, the other man grabbed the tray with the rings, and both men fled from the store. One of the subjects was described as an older black man with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black covid-19 style mask, a black hoodie, and blue jeans. The other man was described as a younger Black man with dreadlocks and a beard. He was last seen wearing a K-State shirt and a Carhartt style tan jacket. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

ROBBERS SHOOT AT WITNESS – MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

On 1/27/23, at approximately 11:50 a.m., a robbery took place at a local jewelry store. Three armed subjects entered the store and took money from the register. They also stole the personal belongings of customers and employees who were in the store.

The subjects then fled in a car. A witness followed the subjects’ vehicle, however, several subjects stopped and began shooting at the witness. One of the bullets hit the witness’s car, but the witness was not struck. The subjects were described as fleeing in a black sedan. All of the subjects were described as Black males wearing dark clothes. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

BURGLARY – SAN ANTONIO, TX

On 1/28/23, at 1:32 a.m., a subject arrived at a retail jewelry store in a U-Haul rental truck and parked out in front of the entry doors. The subject broke one of the lower windows in the front of the store to gain entry.  He then moved throughout the location prying open several of the showcases and removing merchandise into a black tote.  The subject then exited the location with said tote. The subject’s race was undetermined. He wore a black baseball cap, a black mask, a black long-sleeved shirt, black jogging pants with three white stripes down the outer leg, and black shoes. If you have any information regarding this subject or similar crimes, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

ARMED ROBBERY – STAMFORD, CT

On 1/24/23, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a lone male subject approached a jewelry kiosk inside of a mall.  After looking around the kiosk, the subject requested assistance at the diamond showcase.  When the team member approached the subject, the subject lifted his shirt and showed the team member a firearm secured in his waist band.  The subject threatened the team member if she did not comply with his request.  The subject demanded three items, which consisted of a birthstone ring, and two pairs of earrings.  The team member turned over the items and the subject ran from the kiosk.  The subject was described as a Black male between the ages of 25-to-35 year-old. He is 6’0″ tall and has a thin build. He has a dark complexion, and was last seen wearing a grey Nike hoody, Adidas sweat pants, a face mask, and a durag hat. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – ESTERO, FL

After conducting case counts on 1/23/23, team members realized they were missing three gold chains. Review of CCTV showed that on 1/19/23, an unidentified couple came into the store around 3:30 p.m. and were greeted and they stated they were just looking at Movado watches. They looked around for several minutes before leaving the store. At 3:50 p.m., they came back into the store and proceeded to look around. They were asked by another team member if they needed help, however, they said they were just looking and proceeded to pretend they didn’t speak English. At 4:04 p.m., while the team members were helping other guests, the subjects are observed at the gold case where they used a thin hook like tool to pull 3 chains from the case and then proceed to immediately leave the store

There was no specific damage to the cases, it appears the case was accessed by placing the tool between the glass frame and the drawer. The following subject descriptions were provided: Hispanic Female, mid 30s to 40s, last seen wearing a plain blue shirt, and matching plain blue baseball hat. She also wore a black handbag and wore sunglasses in her hand. Hispanic male, mid 40s, last see wearing a grey plain shirt with blue jeans. He had his hands in pocket at all times with matching grey baseball hat. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org.

3 MINUTE BURGLARY – AUSTIN, TX

On 1/22/2023, at approximately 3:03 a.m., a male subject parked a dark truck in front of a retail jewelry store. He removed a black plastic bin and a hammer from his back seat. The subject then threw the hammer through the lower glass of the store’s front door to gain entry. All of the merchandise was dropped down in the case and wasn’t visible at the time of the theft. The subject pried seven cases open and placed the contents of the case in the bin he brought with him. When the bin was full, the subject left the store and fled. He was in the store for three minutes. He was described as a male wearing a dark jacket, dark hoodie, dark pants, camo hat, mask, and gloves. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

GRAB AND RUN – JACKSONVILLE, FL

On 01/20/2023, at approximately 6:00 pm a retail jewelry store reported a grab and run theft occurred. A male subject was looking at several men’s rings and asked the team member which one they thought looked best on him. He had the ring on his finger and tried to make small talk while he took his ballcap off to cover up the ring. When asked for the ring back he just turned and walked away briskly. Subject Description: Black male, 5’8”, thin, early 50’s, some white hair under the tan checkered ballcap, full blue sweatsuit, blue and white sneakers. 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 – BRANDON, FL

On 1/19/23, at approximately 5:10 p.m., a subject entered a retail jewelry store and asked the team member to look at wedding bands and gold necklaces. He did not have a mask, and he was approximately 5’7″ and 170 lbs. He is believed to be between 23-27 years old. He is Hispanic with dark eyes and long curly hair that was in his face.  He said his name was Jose Perez, and he had tattoos on both of his forearms, which were all Chinese letters.

He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie that was baggy and dark crop pants. He was in the store for about 30-40 minutes and tried on numerous pieces and liked a bracelet and wanted to compare a ring.  Another team member went over and asked if he wanted to open an account and he then ran out with the jewelry at approximately 5:55 pm. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.