5 Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of April 30

A roundup of jewelry store crimes from the past week:

Robbers Tie Up Employees in North Carolina Heist

Yadkinville, N.C. On April 25, three alleged robbers armed with a handgun entered Jones & Jones Jewelry. The robbers forced store employees into the back room and then tied up the workers’ hands and feet. After stealing jewelry, the man and two women fled in a Honda.

Anyone with information is requested to contact police at 336-679-4242.

$100,000 in Jewelry Safe Stolen From Detroit Store

Chesterfield, Mich. On April 23, a 2,700 lb. safe containing around $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Marquis Jewelers. Detectives believe that the suspects broke into the jewelry store by carving a hole in the wall of a vacant shop next door. Evidence also indicates that the suspects disabled the store’s alarm system.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the police department’s detective bureau at 586-949-2450.

Suspect Deceives Store Employee, Steals Jewels

Newton, Mass. On April 27, a man entered Pageo Jewelers pretending to be a customer and pocketed thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. The man asked about a wedding ring as well as a pair of earrings. When the store employee walked in the back room to find out more information about the items, the suspect allegedly pocketed thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, including 18k gold earrings. The store employee was not aware of the crime until reviewing surveillance footage.

Suspects Tackle Texas Store Employee

Beaumont, Texas. On April 27, several men pulled up in a minivan and entered Randy’s Fine Jewelers. The men tackled a store employee and stole his gun and money. They also took money from the store’s cash register and then fled the location. The suspects are still on the loose.

Witnesses Chase Robbery Suspects to Hotel Roof

Victoria, Canada. On April 26, alleged robbers released pepper spray inside of Paul Mara Jewellers. The two men then broke display cases and fled with stolen goods. Witnesses to the crime were able to track the suspects, chasing them into the Bedford Regency Hotel. When police received the tip, they put the hotel in lockdown mode. A female accomplice was immediately arrested, but the men escaped to the hotel roof. Police eventually used a fire ladder to find and arrest the male suspects.