$100,000 Worth of Jewelry Stolen From Tenn. Jeweler

Nearly $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a Sevierville, Tenn., jeweler
in a late-night theft Jan. 2.
Sevierville Police Department public information officer Bob Stahlke tells JCK that the SPD responded to an alarm
at B & L Jewelry at 12:42 a.m. on Jan. 2. When officers arrived, they
discovered the front door had been kicked in and a glass display case had been
Owner Lois Starkey tells JCK that she
estimates $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from the case. “It was all of my
men’s rings, diamond engagement rings, diamond bands, and a tray of seven
sapphires and seven rubies,” Starkey says.
Despite 20 years of business, Starkey says she has not experienced anything
like this. She says the alarm system was the store’s only security measure and she does not have insurance to cover the loss.
“I’m getting a video system put in and I’m going to reinforce my doors and
windows,” she says. “We will survive.”