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ARMED ROBBERY – SOUTHERN PINES, NC

On 7/28/19, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and pointed out the lines of diamond rings that he wanted. He displayed a weapon and had the sales associate pull pads out of the showcases. The subject removed the pieces he wanted from the pads. He then took the sales associate to the back room. Another sales associate was already in the back room on a break. The subject zip-tied them together and made both associates go into the restroom. The subject tried to block off the bathroom door with a ladder. He then fled from the store. The subject was described as a Black male in his 40’s. He has a heavy build. He possibly has a gold front tooth or multiple gold teeth. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – BOURBONAIS, IL

On 7/24/19, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a male and female subject entered a jewelry store and requested to see a diamond bridal ring. The subjects asked to see and were shown several diamond bridal items. While the sales associate was showing the female subject a ring, the male subject placed a scarf on the counter. As the associate reached into the showcase, the subject leaned over and removed a diamond bridal ring. The subjects left the location with the ring a few minutes later. The male subject is Black, 5’10” and has a dark complexion. He weighs approximately 250 lbs and is in his late 40’s. The female subject is 5’9” and has a heavy build. She weighs 260 lbs and is believed to be in her late 40’s to early 50’s. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – HAYWARD, CA

On 7/25/19, at approximately 3:00 p.m., sales associate presented a men’s ring to a male subject. A female accomplice was sitting down waiting for the mail near the entrance. The male subject tried on the ring and began walking toward his accomplice. He asked her if she liked the ring. At that point, the subjects fled from the store. The male subject was described as Black and in his late 30’s. The female is black and in her early 30’s.  Both subjects had dark hair and dark eyes. The male subject was last seen wearing red basketball shorts. The female was last seen wearing a dark blue denim jump suit and a dress. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GUNPOINT ROBBERY – MIAMI, FL

On 7/24/19, at approximately 10:50 a.m., four masked subjects entered a jewelry store and proceeded to tie-up the jewelry store owner. The owner was punched in the stomach before thieves restrained him. Two of the subjects were armed with handguns. The subjects took several thousand dollars’ worth items before fleeing from the store.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – HURST, TX

On 7/23/19, at approximately 7:35 p.m., a male subject entered a retail jewelry store and requested to see earrings and gold chains. The subject stated his name was Antoine. During the sales presentation, the subject gained possession of a chain and then fled from the store. The subject was described as a Black male in his late 20’s to early 30’s.  He is 5’10” and has a thin build with a dark complexion. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – PERU, IL

On 7/20/19, at approximately 12:52 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and requested to see bridal sets. The sales associate presented them with several items. The subjects then left the store without making a purchase. On July 21st,  the store noticed two diamond rings were missing. After reviewing CCTV footage, the store determined the subjects had committed a distraction theft by placing a piece of clothing over the counter and reaching inside to remove items. The subjects were described as two black males. One subject weighs approximately 170 lbs. He is dark-skinned and has a goatee. The second subject is approximately 210 lbs. He is dark-skinned and heavy set. Both men were last seen wearing hats. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – VICTORVILLE, GA

On 7/19/19, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and inquired about a Cuban gold chain. The associates presented several chains. The subject expressed interest in a particular chain and inquired about credit and payment options. The associate explained the credit options, and the subject then requested to try on the chain. After the sales associate reached into the case to remove a chain from the showcase, the subject grabbed the chain from the associate and then fled from the store. The subject was described as a 5’5” Hispanic male. He weighs 155 lbs. He has a military-style haircut. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

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.