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Suspect steals rings from 3 stores in 3 months

Milwaukee County, WI – On July 2, 2019, 21-year-old Timothy Dodd was arrested after committing thefts of diamond rings from three jewelry stores over a three-month time span.

The first theft occurred on May 18th at a jewelry store in Glendale, WI. Dodd is alleged to have stolen a ring that an associate had placed into a display case. The ring was valued at almost $6,000. A criminal complaint says Dodd admitted to gambling the ring in a dice game that he lost.

On June 5, police were alerted to a theft at a jewelry store in Wauwatosa, WI. On that day, Dodd is alleged to have expressed interest in purchasing a ring and a pair of earrings. As the associate began to ring up Dodd’s items, Dodd said he wanted to compare the ring to another ring. When the associate and Dodd returned to the display case, the associate asked Dodd to return the ring. He denied having it. After the associate stated she would call security, Dodd left the store with the 1.25 ct. ring valued at $7,000.

On July 1, police responded to a call at a jewelry store in Wauwatosa, WI. An employee stated she was helping a customer who wanted to purchase diamond earrings for his fiancee. When the employee asked for the customer to return the ring, Dodd allegedly denied having it. He then left the store with a 1.95 ct. diamond ring, valued at over $16,000.

On July 2, Milwaukee police responded to a call of a person with a firearm. The subject was identified as Timothy Dodd.  Dodd was found walking in an area near 6th Street and Garfield Avenue in Milwaukee. As officers approached him, he fled. Officers eventually caught him and arrested him. When questioned, Dodd said he carried the pistol for protection. Police also found the 1.95 ct ring from the July 1 theft in Dodd’s shorts. Dodd was charged with felony retail theft and possession of a firearm by an outstate felon.