Experienced jewelry switch thieves arrested and linked to other crimes

Fort Lauderdale, FL – On July 26, 2023, 48-year-old Aurel Dobos and 41-year-old Adina Buchuc were arrested at Miami International Airport.

In April of this year, the suspects stole a high-end watch from a jewelry store by replacing the real watch with a fake watch. The judge presiding over the suspects’ hearing indicated the suspects are being investigated for other crimes in California, Virginia, and Texas.

Click here to watch a news clip to learn more. The suspects’ mugshots are below. If you believe you were a victim of a crime by either of these two suspects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

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Left to right: Adina Buchuc 41, and Aurel Dobos, 48.

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