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SMASH & GRAB – ALPHARETTA, GA

On 10/31/21, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a smash, and grab robbery occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A lone male entered the location and walked directly to the gold chain showcase.  Immediately after being greeted by a team member, the male removed a hammer and began smashing the showcase glass.  Once the glass was penetrated, the male reached inside and began grabbing numerous chains.  The male exited and was observed concealing the gold chains into a purple bag.  The male entered another store and then exited the mall.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident. The subject was described as 5’9″ and Black. He weighs 200-220 lbs., and he was last seen wearing a dark green hoodie, dark jeans, a black mask, and sunglasses. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – LAS VEGAS, NV

On  10/25/2021, at approximately 1:40 p.m., a grab-and-run theft occurred at a jewelry kiosk in a mall. A male subject approached the kiosk and asked to see gold chains. He also wanted to see how a lion head pendant looked on it. The team member put the lion pendant on it and showed it to him. He then wanted to see a cross pendant on it. The team member showed him how it looked. As the team member opened the case to put the chain and pendant back, the subject reached over the counter and pulled a display out of the case. He fled with the merchandise and dropped lots of the jewelry as he ran. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was notified and will continue the investigation. The subject was described as Black, 5’6″, with a medium build, and in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a crème colored hoodie, black shorts, white Adidas shoes, black socks, a blue covid mask, and a do-rag. He had a tattoo of a dollar sign on his right hand.  If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GLASS LIFT DISTRACTION – CHAMPAIGN, IL

On 10/27/21, a distraction theft occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A male and female entered the site under the pretense of shopping for a ring for an upcoming family reunion.  During the presentation, the female subject asked the team member numerous questions about a particular ring, and distracted the team member while the showcase was open.  The male subject then reached into the showcase and removed an element with six pieces, and concealed the jewelry under a large coat he was carrying.  The male subject then exited the store stating he was going to check on t-shirts being printed.  The female subject exited shortly thereafter. The primary subject was described as a Black male. He is 5’10′, weighs 240 lbs., and is believed to be in his mid 50’s, with glasses.  He was last seen wearing a dark coat, a dark hat, dark pants, a multi-colored face mask, and he was carrying a coat over his right arm. The female subject is Black, and weighs approximately 210 lbs. She has a heavy build and long dark hair.  She was last seen wearing a dark coat, a dark stocking hat, and a blue disposable face mask.  She also carried a large handbag.  If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – LAKE GROVE, NY

On 10/25/21, at approximately 6:10 p.m., a lone male subject entered a retail jewelry store and requested to look at men’s jewelry.  After looking at a few items, the subject requested to look at a necklace.  While the team member was discussing the chain, the subject grabbed the display, containing the chain, from the team member and ran from the store.  Mall security and the Suffolk County Police were notified. Prior to this incident, the subject committed a grab and run theft at another jewelry store at a mall in Garden City, NY. The subject was described as Hispanic, approximately 19-years-old, with a thin build, wearing a Nike burgundy jacket with a Barcelona soccer team logo, a hood, and a cap covering his head. He also wore grey sweatpants 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.

SHOT FIRED IN GUNPOINT ROBBERY – TACOMA, WA

On 10/19/21, at approximately 5:02 p.m., several subjects entered a jewelry store and robbed the business at gunpoint. During the robbery, one of the subjects fired a shot into the floor. They appeared to have fled in a maroon, 2000’s Buick Century or Regal. Click here to see pictures of the subjects. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

 

ARMED ROBBERY – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

On 10/22/21, at approximately 11:05 a.m. a male subject entered a retail jewelry store under the pretense of shopping for chains.  The subject requested to see a 26″ curb chain. He also requested to see a second chain.  As the team member was attempting to get the first chain back from the subject before presenting a second chain, the subject gestured to his waist area and stated that he has a weapon, and this is a robbery.  The subject grabbed both chains and fled the site and mall.  There are no reports of injury.  A report was immediately filed with the Colorado Springs Police Department, who are actively trying to locate the subject and will continue the investigation. The subject is White, and he is believed to be in his mid 30’s. He is 5’7″ with a medium build, brown hair, brown facial hair, and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat with a black front bill, acid-washed denim jeans, and a black hoodie. If you have any information regarding his identity, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or  jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

BURGLARY – ORLANDO, FL

On 10/20/21, at approximately 9:51 p.m., a burglary was committed at a retail jewelry store. One display case was smashed and four to five display pads of earrings were stolen. Two subjects entered through the mall corridor door, adjacent to the store, and one used a large metal pipe to smash, then peeled back the front of the showcase. The subjects then reached in and removed numerous pads of earrings and ran out the same mall corridor door. The burglary took 28 seconds. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and is investigating. The pipe was left at the scene of the crime.

Both subjects were described as Black Males in their late teens. They are approximately 5’9, and thin. The first subject wore a dark hoodie with the hood over his head, a black ski cap, a white face covering, khaki shorts, and dark sandals. The second subject wore a light gray hoodie,  black pants, gray sneakers, a black ski cap, and a dark mask. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – UNION GAP, WA

On 10/19/21, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a grab and run theft occurred at a retail jewelry store.  An unknown male subject entered the store and expressed interest in men’s watches.  The subject then showed interest in two watches and requested to see the two side-by-side.  Once the associate placed both watches on the counter, the subject immediately grabbed both watches and ran out of the store and through the mall entrance.  The subject was described as Hispanic, approximately 5’11”, with a medium build, and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black lightweight jacket, white undershirt, and black shorts. He has tattoos on his forehead and neck. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – HURST, TX

On 10/16/21, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a lone male subject entered a retail jewelry store requesting to see both diamond bracelets and necklaces. During the presentation, the subject selected one of each and then, he advised the team member he would like to take pictures of the items side-by-side. Once the team member had both pieces out, the subject grabbed both items and fled from the scene.  The subject was described as a Black and in his mid-twenties. He is approximately 5’8″ and has a medium to dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve sweatshirt with white trim down the sides. He also wore dark shoes, dark pants, and no mask. 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 – MILLBURY, MA

On 10/14/2021, at approximately 3:04 p.m., a lone male subject entered a jewelry store and walked to the engagement ring showcase. After being greeted, the subject stated he was there to look at engagement rings. He claimed he was looking at the engagement rings for his mother. The team member explained the differences between certified and non-certified diamonds. The subject requested to look at engagement rings. Initially, the team member only removed the certification card from the showcase. Then the subject asked if the ring was heavy. The team member removed the ring from the case and presented it to the subject. Once the subject took possession of the ring, he ran from the store.

The subject was described as Hispanic and in his mid-20’s. He has a thin build, is 5’7”, and has a dyed blond ponytail. He was last seen wearing a pink shirt, khaki shorts, and a dark mask. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .