Burglars target Forsyth County jewelry store in large heist

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA.-A significant amount of jewelry was stolen in a burglary at a jewelry store in Forsyth County.

Early Friday morning, subjects broke into the store. One individual smashed display cases, while the others grabbed high-end watches, engagement rings, and necklaces.

They ran out the backdoor, loaded up the stolen items, and fled the scene, even while one of the burglars was still trying to get in the car. The owners have had other problems in the past.

In January 2020, a thief used a large rock to break into the jewelry store’s old location. The subject used the same rock to smash the glass on the showcases and grab jewelry.

Last year, on New Year’s Eve, burglars tried to break in through the roof. A few months later, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men for the daring break-in. Sheriff’s officials say the three men are believed to be part of aninternational theft ring. They believe the same men hit stores across north Georgia and Tennessee.

Now, the owners of the jewelry store, are hoping that the thieves who broke in on Friday morning will also be captured.

The owners say it’s going to take time to replace the glass on the custom-made display cases, and even more time to get more inventory to replace the jewelry that was stolen. The heist came at a tough time when the holiday shopping season is just around the corner.

Click here to view footage of the crime and read the source of this posting. If you have any information regarding the subjects from this crime, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org or 212-687-0328.

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