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SIOUX CITY, IA – SMASH AND GRAB ROBBERY

On 10/29/22, shortly before 1:00 p.m., two male subjects wearing masks and carrying sledgehammers, broke out the glass in a jewelry case at a jewelry store. No one was threatened or injured. The subjects stole jewelry, then fled in a white pickup truck. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

$1 MILLION JEWELRY STORE ROBBERY – PATTERSON, NJ

On 10/25/22, at approximately 4:00 p.m., three masked subjects committed a gunpoint smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store. One of the gunmen followed a female employee as she was entering the store using its security system. The subject forced his way into the store and was then joined by his two accomplices. The subjects smashed jewelry display cases and stole rings, bracelets, and other items. While inventory is still being conducted, the loss amount may ultimately be $2 or $3 million. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – FAIRVIEW, IL

On 10/23/22, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a grab and run occurred at a retail jewelry store.  A male subject requested to see earrings as a gift for his girlfriend.  The subject requested to compare two pairs of earrings during the presentation.  After the subject was presented with both requested pieces, he fled the site and mall with both stolen pairs of earrings.  There were no reports of injury.

The subject was described as Black and 5’10”. He is in his late 20’s and had braided black hair. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored red and black coat with white sleeves, ripped denim, and a blue disposable face mask. 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 – BLUFFTON, SC

On 10/24/22, at approximately 11:15 a.m., a retail jewelry store was the victim of a grab-and-run theft.  A lone male subject entered the store and began looking at diamond rings.  The male asked to see a diamond ring and later stated it was more than he wanted to spend.  Then, he asked to see another ring.  Once the item was removed from the showcase, the male gained possession of the item and ran out of the store.  The police were contacted and a report was filed. The subject was described as Black with a medium build. He is 5’11” to 6’1″, and he was last seen wearing an A’s baseball hat, a green plaid shirt, dark pants, white sneakers, and a medical mask. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – JACKSONVILLE, NC

On 10/13/22, at 3:26 p.m. two male subjects entered a jewelry store and told the sales associate that they needed to purchase a gift to replace a broken bracelet. The two worked together to distract and confuse the team member to a point where one of the subjects was able to take the bracelet and conceal it on his person without the team member observing.

The following subject descriptions were provided: Two Black Males; one is brown-skinned the other has a darker skin tone. Both weigh about 180-220lbs. The brown skin male was 5’6” in height, and 40-50 years old. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, a mask, and a fairly light button-down shirt with black jeans. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328 or jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org

DISTRACTION THEFT – STATEN ISLAND, NY

On 10/19/2022, at approximately 7:10 p.m., while a retail team member was closing the store and securing the merchandise, three subjects approached the store and requested face masks.  The subjects consisted of one male and two females.  The subjects left after receiving the masks.  Approximately 10 minutes later, the two female subjects returned and requested another mask.  At this point, the team member was securing the diamond jewelry.  The team member thought everything was secured when she walked away to retrieve another mask.  However, the team member noticed the male subject walking away with a tray of three diamond necklaces.  The team member called out to the male subject causing him to return the tray.  However, one of the diamond necklaces was missing.  The three subjects fled from the mall.  The team member notified mall security and the New York Police Department.  If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

The following descriptions of the subjects were provided

Subject 1 – Male, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’7”, facial hair, thin build, wearing all black, about 5’7″ and some facial hair, not much, just a light beard.

Subject 2 – Female, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’5”, medium build, wearing black clothing

Subject 3 – Female, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’7”, thin build, wearing black clothing, a black hat, and a black mask with rhinestones.

WACO, TX – ROBBERY

On 10/16/22, at 5:20 p.m., a male subject entered a jewelry store and advised the team it was a robbery. The subject directed the team to open the register and give him the cash. Once that was completed, the subject directed the team to open the diamond case, and after removing diamond merchandise along with some elements, he placed them in a dark-colored backpack that he was carrying. The subject then moved on to the gold case where he removed chains and did the same.  The subject then exited the location. He did not display a weapon and he fled from the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.

The subject was described as being 5’7 to 5’8 with a medium Build. He has hazel eyes and was last seen wearing a dark colored stocking style hat, a Puma style/long-sleeve jacket with stripes down the arms (possibly dark navy), matching pants with stripes down the sides, white tennis shoes, gloves with a design on top, and a facial mask. 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 – TUKWILA, WA

On 10/14/22, at approximately 5:05 p.m., a grab-and-run theft occurred at a retail jewelry store.  An unknown male approached the store and expressed interest in men’s diamond rings.  They browsed a few before requesting to “look at the $610 one.”  The subject was handed the ring and placed it on his finger stating, “yeah this will work”, before running from the location.  Mall security and the Tukwila Police Department were contacted.  The subject was described as a Black male in his early to mid-30’s, He is approximately 6′ – 6’2″, and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a yellow/green basketball jersey. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

ARMED ROBBERY – GASTONIA, NC

On 10/14/22, at 1:00 p.m., a male subject was in a retail jewelry store and he was looking at rings. There were other customers in the store at the time, and he waited until they had all left the store. When there were only employees left, he pulled out his firearm and told the employees to empty the cash register. There wasn’t as much money as he thought there should be, so he went to the other register and stole the funds from that location. The subject was described as Black, 30-years-old, and he wore a black hat backward, sunglasses, a dark mask pulled up to his sunglasses and jeans. Please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328 if you have any information.

SNEAK THEFT – MIAMI, FL

On 10/10/22, at 5:13 p.m., a retail jewelry store was the victim of a distraction theft. A male subject was around a countertop spinner display and was able to gain access to remove ten pieces of merchandise. The subject then left. He was described as a Black male. He is 5’10”, and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a trucker hat, a dress black shirt, a blue mask, and gray shoes. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org