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DISTRACTION THEFT – JACKSONVILLE, FL

On 7/31/18, at approximately 6:34 p.m., two female subjects entered a retail jewelry store and inquired about gold chains. The women claimed they needed to buy them for a wedding. At one point, the sales associate became suspicious of the women and called over her manager. The manager placed two chains in the showcase, however, one chain was overlooked. One of the subjects slid the chain towards herself and palmed it. The subjects removed cash from their wallets to assuage the manager’s suspicion.

The subjects were described as two Hispanic females with medium builds. The first subject was described as 5’6 and in her late 30’s. She was last seen wearing a long floral dress and a brown hat. The second subject is 5’5” and was last seen wearing a long greenish blue skirt and a white shirt with a black hat. If you have any information regarding these subjects please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

BURGLAR SHOT TRYING TO EVADE POLICE – SUNSET VALLEY, TX

On 7/29/18, at approximately 4:00 a.m., a 25-year-old man identified as Marc-Antoine Carillo attempted to burglarize a jewelry store. Police responded to the glass break alarm around 4 a.m. When an officer arrived on scene he saw a broken glass door and a male subject leaving the jewelry store. The officer shouted commands at Carillo, but Carillo did not comply. The officer then pulled out his taser in an attempt to stop Carillo. That did not work either. Carillo then entered into his car. As Carillo reversed, he dragged the police officer. At that point, the officer pulled out his gun and shot Carillo in the elbow. Carillo was eventually arrested up the road by Travis County deputies.

KNIFEPOINT ROBBERY – GREENSBORO, NC

On 7/26/18, at approximately 6:21 p.m., a male subject approached an employee of a retail jewelry store as he was walking towards his car. The subject demanded the employee give him money. The subject then brandished a knife. The employee refused to give him money. After a brief verbal exchange, the subject fled from the scene with no money. The employee was not harmed. According to law enforcement, there were five other similar incidents in the area and it may have been part of a gang initiation. The subject was described as a 5’6″, 130-pound Black male. He appeared to be on some sort of drug.

BURGLARY – WACO, TX

On 7/26/18, at approximately 3:34 a.m., three male subjects threw an object through the front door of a retail jewelry store. After gaining entry to the store, the subjects ran towards the back. One of them kicked in the back room door. The subjects then took earrings. Two of the subjects were described as Black males. One of them had a stocky build and the other had an average build. The third subject was a White male. A fourth unidentified individual was in an awaiting vehicle. If you have any information regarding these subjects please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

On 7/24/18, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a subject entered the store and asked to see gold chains. The sales associate presented several pieces, including a 24-inch gold chain. After the subject tried on the chain, he asked the sales associate what she thought. When the associate said she liked it, the subject fled from the store with the chain. He entered into a black 4 door sedan. The subject was described as a White male wearing a theatrical quality mask to resemble an elderly male. He was last seen wearing a blue and white plaid shirt and khaki pants. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION – WATERVILLE, ME

On 7/18/18, at approximately 8:45 p.m., three Hispanic males and one Hispanic female entered a retail jewelry store. The thieves distracted sales associates by having them assist the female by looking at clothing in another area of the store. At that point, the male subjects obtained keys which were inside a cabinet. The males opened a diamond ring case and stole 21 diamond rings. The males ages ranged from 20’s to 30’s. The males had short hair and no facial hair. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH AND GRAB – BOLINGBROOK, IL

On 7/21/18, at approximately 4:43 p.m., four subjects entered a retail jewelry store as a fifth subject held open the vestibule door. The subjects proceeded to smash two jewelry display cases with sledgehammers. They took merchandise and then fled. The subjects were in the store for 30 seconds.

The subjects were described as four Black males. One of the subjects was possibly a female. The shortest subject was 5’4 and the tallest subject was 6’3” and weighed 140 lbs. They wore dark hoodies, pants, and shoes. One of the hoodies had the word Nike written on it in white. The subjects were described as being very young. They escaped into two vehicles; one was a silver Taurus and the other was a black Honda SUV. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – LACEY, WA

On 7/19/18, at approximately 10:57 a.m., a male subject entered a retail jewelry store and said he wanted to purchase a watch. The associate proceeded to explain different watches. The subject was shown several watches over the course of 20 minutes. A second subject then entered the store and began to converse with the first subject. At 10:53 a.m., the first subject told the second subject to leave the store. At that point, the first subject was comparing two watches and then asked about a third watch. The subject grabbed all three watches and fled from the store.

The first subject was described as a 33-year-old White male. He is 5’11” and weighs 160 pounds. He has tattoos and heavy scarring on both forearms. He also has a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat that had the Volcom logo on it. The second subject was described as a 25-year-old White male. He is 5’11” and weighs 150 pounds. He has shaggy curly hair, with green hair in the back. He also has a heavily scarred face and arms. If you have any information regarding these subjects please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

MAN INDICTED FOR GUNPOINT ROBBERY – MERCERSBURG, PA

On 7/13/18, 40-year-old Kevin Combs was indicted by a grand jury for robbing a jewelry store on November 19, 2015. In that incident, two males wearing hoodies, masks, and gloves entered a jewelry store. They announced the robbery and pointed a gun. They proceeded to steal $33,000 worth of jewelry as two customers and three employees were in the store. The subjects escaped in a vehicle driven by a third male. Investigators believe there will be more arrests.

SMASH AND GRAB – COPLEY TWP, OH

On 7/16/18, at approximately 6:00 p.m., four subjects entered a jewelry store. Two of the subjects used hammers to smash open display cases. The subjects stole diamond necklaces and a pair of earrings before they fled. They were in the store for less than 20 seconds. They escaped in a black 2002-2009 Chevy Impala with a vehicle registration tag in the back window. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.