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ROOFTOP BURGLARY – HINESVILLE, GA

On 9/25/20, after midnight, officers from the Hinesville Police Department responded to a call of an alarm that went off at a jewelry store. Upon arrival, they walked around the business and looked inside the plate glass window, but they could not see that anything was wrong from their vantage point.

Employees arrived at the store at 10:00 a.m. They discovered that there was a hole in the roof and the safe was also compromised. The contents of the safe were emptied out. If you have any information regarding the subjects involved, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

SIDEWALL BURGLARY – GRAND ISLAND, NE

Overnight between 9/25/20 and 9/26/20, burglars cut a hole in the cement wall of a Church that a jewelry store shares a wall with. The subjects stole about a quarter of a million dollars worth of items. If you have any information regarding this incident, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY – CHICAGO, IL

On 9/26/20, at approximately 11:58 a.m., a Black male subject entered a jewelry store and requested to see gold chains. Once he had possession of a Cuban link chain, he placed 4 stacks of $20 bills totaling $8000 on the counter. He then left the store. All but 8 bills were found to be counterfeit. The subject is 5’10” and weighs 185 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt, grey pants and black shoes. He has dark curled hair. He also carried a man bag. If you have any information regarding this subject, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

GRAB & RUN – FREDERICK, MD

On 9/23/20, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a subject came into the store and asked to look at chains. He said he lost his chain on a jet ski and needed a replacement but he was waiting for a check to clear. The subject tried to see three pieces at once, but his request was declined. He gave the name Michael John and a phone number. The subject asked the store to hold the chain and he would come back tomorrow. The subject returned the following day and asked to try on the chain. He took the chain and then fled from the store. The subject is approximately a 45-year-old White male. He is 6’1” and has a heavy build. He also has a flower tattoo on his right hand. He was last seen wearing a pink shirt and jeans. If you have any information regarding this subject, please email the Jewelers Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org

ATTEMPTED ARSONISTS CHARGED – MADISON, WI

On 9/23/20, Federal prosecutors announced that two individuals were charged for attempted arson at a jewelry store. 27-year-old Anessa Fierro and 45-year-old Willie Johnson, are accused of being part of a group that broke windows and glass doors. The subjects are believed to have poured liquid from gas cans into a jewelry store. The incident occurred on 8/25/20. Click here to learn more and see images of the subjects.

GRAB & RUN – ELIZABETH, NJ

On 9/22/20, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a male subject was looking at rings under the premise of upgrading his wife’s ring and to purchase one that was around 2 cts with a $9,000 budget. After looking at several rings, he asked to see a certain piece. Once the piece was in his possession, he immediately fled from the store. The subject is 5’7” and he is either tanned or a Hispanic male. He has very short brown hair. He was wearing a brown leather bomber jacket. If you have any information regarding this subject, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

DISTRACTION THEFT – TRUMBULL, CT

On 9/21/20, a jewelry store manager reported the top of the counter display case containing five watches was missing. A review of video revealed the display case containing five watches was removed from the counter by a lone subject on 9/19/20 at approximately 1:58 p.m. The subject was described as a 25-year-old White male with a thin build. He was wearing a mask and he had a large backpack. If you have any information regarding this subject, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

GRAB & RUN – YORKTOWN, HEIGHTS

On 9/18/20, at approximately 6:00 p.m., two sales associates were assisting a male and female subject at a jewelry store. The male subject was looking at a chain and cross while the female subject looked at a chain and a ring. After the male tried one item on, both grabbed all items from two presentation pads. The subjects then ran and exited through the mall doors. A bystander saw the vehicle as a possible Acura, all windows black tinted with CT plates. The male subject is in his late 20’s. He is Black, 6’1” and has long dreads and a beanie. The second subject is a light skinned female. She has curly brown hair in a bun. She’s in her late 20’s and was last seen wearing gray sweat-pants. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please email the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

MAN ACCUSED IN ROBBERY MOVED FROM HOSPITAL TO JAIL – PEMBROKE PINES, FL

On 9/15/20, 31-year-old Marquise Jamaal Wiley was charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon. The charge was a result of a gunpoint robbery Wiley committed last month at a jewelry store. Click here to read an article with more details about that incident.

GRAB & RUN – NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

On 9/17/20, at approximately 12:40 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and asked to see a matching engagement set and to take a photo of it. When the manager placed the items on a display finger and presented it to the subject, the subject grabbed the items out of the manager’s hand. He then fled from the store. After exiting the mall, the subject ran past an officer that was arriving for a different complaint. The officer pursued and apprehended the subject after a short vehicle chase. The subject was described as a 6’1″ Black male. He has an athletic build and tattoos covering both arms.