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Professional Burglar Arrested After $7 Million Burglary

An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court on November 10, 2020, stated that 55-year old James Patrick Quinn, featured above, was involved in a jewelry store burglary in Milwaukee, WI on July 12, 2016. On that day surveillance footage showed burglars cutting phone and cable lines at a store, where they removed light bulbs and sprayed foam into external audio alarm systems.

The suspects then disabled the interior alarm and cut a hole into the vault using sledgehammers and power tools. They took more than $7 million in jewelry, diamonds, watches and other items.

Quinn and his accomplices may have planned the burglary a year before the crime. In July 2015, surveillance footage showed two men with flashlights looking into the jewelry store’s window. Click here to learn more about how Quinn was implicated in the crime.