Arrests have been made in the April home invasion and robbery of a Connecticut jeweler that horrified the industry.
Five men have been charged in the crime, according to a release by the FBI. The criminal complaint states that on April 11, four men wearing masks and gloves—two armed with handguns—broke into an apartment on Gravel Street in Meriden, Conn., and bound the four people there with duct tape. Three of the men then drove to Lenox Jewelers in Fairfield, Conn., where two of the victims worked. They stole jewelry, watches, and loose diamonds valued at between $4 million and $5 million.
The five men in custody—Timothy Forbes, 31, of Allentown, Pa.; William Davis, 25, of Allentown, Pa.; Jeffrey Houston, 26, of Allentown, Pa.; Christopher Gay, 27, of Bronx, N.Y.; and Kasam Hennix, 39, of Easton, Pa.—have been charged with federal kidnapping, robbery, and firearms offenses.
Forbes has been in custody in Pennsylvania since his arrest on state charges earlier this month. Davis, Houston, Gay, and Hennix were arrested on May 23, the FBI release said.
A search of Davis’ residence resulted in the seizure of jewelry, high-end watches and approximately $60,000 in cash by authorities. A search of Gay’s Bronx hotel room led to the seizure of more jewelry and watches.
Connecticut acting U.S. Attorney Deidre Daly stressed that a criminal complaint is only a charge, not evidence of guilt.