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GRAB AND RUN – STAMFORD, CT

On 1/18/2022, at 10:51 a.m., a lone male subject entered a retail jewelry store.  After being greeted, the subject stated he was interested in purchasing an engagement ring for his girlfriend.  The subject requested to look at a ring.  The team member presented the ring to the subject.  While the subject was holding the ring, payment options were discussed.  The team member asked if he had a driver’s license.  At this point, the subject put the ring on his pinky and continually looked at the price tag.  The subject then ran from the store with the ring.  The subject was described as White, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red jacket, blue coat, grey hoody, and grey pants. 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 – TACOMA, WA

On 1/13/22, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a grab and run theft occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A male subject approached the store and stayed near the outer lease line, browsing watches.  The team member offered assistance, and the subject expressed interest in a specific brand of watch. The subject then requested to see both watches next to each other. Once they were removed from the showcase, the subject grabbed both watches, placed them into his pockets, and ran from the store.  The subject was described as a White male in his early 30’s. He is approximately 6’o” tall and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, and a camouflage pattern jacket. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

BURGLARY – BAKERSFIELD, CA

On 1/13/22, at approximately 9 a.m., as team members approached a jewelry kiosk, they observed cases 2 and 3 were broken into from the front of the cases.  The team members could visibly see that merchandise had been stolen from case 3.  Case 2 was smashed in, but no items were missing from this case.  Based on their video review, mall security reported two subjects dressed in all black with dark masks, approached the kiosk at 4:35 a.m., whereupon subject #1 smashed into case 3 as subject #2 began to remove various gold items.

Subject #1 then smashed into case 2 but unsuccessfully gained access.  After approximately two minutes, both subjects fled the scene where they entered a white-colored vehicle driven by a third subject.  Mall security recovered multiple jewelry items from near the kiosk and in the parking lot that were dropped by the subjects as they fled.

Both subjects were described as light-skinned males, that are possibly white or Hispanic. The first subject wore a black hoodie, black pants, dark mask, and had a slim/medium build. The second subject was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, black pants, and a dark mask. He has a medium to heavy build. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

 

DISTRACTION THEFT – CANTON, OH

On 1/12/22, at approximately 4:27 p.m. a retail jewelry store was the victim of a distraction theft. Two male subjects entered the store at 4:15 p.m. and were assisted by an employee at the display case containing diamond earrings.  Subject #1 asked to look at multiple pairs of diamond earrings for his twin daughters and proceeded to state that he would like to think about purchasing the 14KW 2 ct. PC Solitaire Earrings valued at $8759.00 and a pair of 14K YG 1 ct. Solitaire Earrings valued at $2509.00.  The employee then placed both pairs of earrings on the counter by the register.

Both subject #1 and subject #2 then left the store around 4:22 p.m. only to return at 4:27 p.m. and subject #1 proceeded over to the register, reached over the counter and stole both pairs of earrings, and handed them to subject #2 who then left the store.  At 4:38 pm subject #1 returned back to the store and asked to look at a pair of 14K WG 3ct Lab Created Diamond Earrings valued at $11,259.00.

The earrings were then placed by the register while subject #1 continued to browse around the store while the employee searched for the certification card.  At 4:46 p.m. subject #1 reached over the counter and stole the earrings and component and immediately left the store.

Subject #1 was described as Black and between 35-38 years old. He is 6”0″ and weighs 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black and white tracksuit, a grey hat, and a black and red mask.

Subject #2 was described as Black and between 15-18 years old. He is 5’7″ and weighs 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, red and white tennis shoes, and a black mask. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

ROBBERY – TUKWILA, WA

On 1/11/22, at approximately 11:35 a.m., a robbery occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A male subject approached the store, where he remained for 10-15 minutes.  While the team member was working on the cash registers, the subject stated “put all the money into a bag.”  The team member complied, and after doing so, the subject told the team member to place gold chains into the bag as well.  The team member complied with the subject’s request and gave him the bag. The subject then ran from the store. There were no injuries to associates or customers. The subject was described as having a darker complexion. He is approximately 5’0″ tall, with an average build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing. 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 – EL PASO, TX

On 1/10/22, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a grab and run occurred at a retail jewelry store. A male subject approached a jewelry kiosk inside of a mall and asked to see gold chains. He was shown chains one at a time and then asked to see multiple at once. He was still only allowed to see one at a time. He finally asked for a 24″ chain. He put it on and then said “thanks” and fled with the item. The subject was described as Hispanic and about 20 years old. He wore a black hoodie, black mask, and gray sweats. 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 – WALDORF, MD

On 1/9/22, at approximately 1:50 p.m., a grab and run theft occurred at a retail jewelry store. A lone male subject entered the store under the pretense of shopping for engagement rings. During the presentation, the subject wanted to compare two rings, once in his possession, he fled on foot. The Charles County Sheriff Department was contacted and responded to take a report. There were no injuries. The subject was described as Black, 6’0″ tall, and heavyset. He was last seen wearing a black skull cap with possibly security words on it. He was wearing a security badge on a necklace. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – HOUSTON, TX

On 1/6/22, at approximately 3:47 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and walked around for a few minutes before leaving. He returned about 10 minutes later and asked about 2-carat earrings. The subject was shown some of the store’s lab-created diamond earrings, but he wanted something with natural stones. He was then shown natural diamond earrings. The possibility of using larger stones from the solitaire rings was discussed with the subject who then wanted to see the certified diamond rings. While the subject was looking at a ring, he asked to see another one for comparison. When he was handed the second ring, he fled from the store.  The subject was described as Black, 6’1″, and 25 years old. He has a thin build and a long beard. He was last seen wearing a navy blue polo hat with the jockey and #3 in white. He also wore a blue polo short sleeve shirt, black running pants, black Jordans, and a mask. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB – CABAZON, CA

On 1/5/22, at approximately 1:16 p.m., three male subjects entered a jewelry store and immediately breached two showcases using a hammer.  Subjects one and two placed high-end watches and gold chains into a backpack being maintained by subject three.  The three subjects were in the store for approximately one minute before fleeing the store and mall.  No injuries were reported.  The subject descriptions are below:

Subject 1: Black male, mid 20’s, 5’9” heavier build, 220 lbs.  Last seen wearing a black hoodie with pictures of three fantasy graphic style faces, dark cargo pants, a blue shirt hanging from the bottom of his hoodie, and a black face mask.

Subject 2: Black male, 18-22 years old, 5’8”, slim build, 165lbs.  Last seen wearing a white hoodie, light-colored pants, white shoes, and a face mask.

Subject 3: Black male, 18-22 years old, 6’, slim build, 165lbs.  Last seen wearing a white hoodie, light-colored pants, white tennis shoes, and a face mask. He was carrying a light blue/green backpack.

 

THEFT – NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

On 1/4/22, at approximately 12:24 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and began looking at various items throughout the store.  He stated he was shopping for his girlfriend.  After several minutes, the male asked to see a ring.  A team member removed the item from the showcase, and as soon as the male gained possession of the item, he walked out of the store. The subject is a Black male in his late 40’s to early 50’s. He is 5’10”, and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red and white hat, a black jacket, and carrying a large shopping bag.  If you have any information regarding this subject’s identity, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.