Jewelry Crime Blotter: Week of Feb. 13



A weekly roundup of jewelry store crimes from the past week:

Store Owner Struck with Bullet

Watsonville, Calif. On Feb. 8, an armed robber shot the owner of Chavez Jewelry Designs in the ear during an attempted robbery. The man, dressed in black with a mask covering his face, demanded jewelry and cash. When the owner resisted, the robber opened fire, hitting his ear. The store’s owner was taken to Watsonville Community Hospital. Anyone with information is being asked to contact investigations at 831-768-3352.

Chicago Jewelry Robbery Mimics Movie Scene

Chicago On Feb. 9, A team of thieves broke into Steve Quick Jeweler by entering through a Chicago sushi restaurant. The robbers sawed a hole in the steel safe and stole half a million dollars worth of jewels. They were able to avoid motion detectors and alarms. 

Kay Jewelers Hit with Double Robbery

Carlisle, Pa. On Feb. 2–3, Kay Jewelers, located in Carlisle Plaza, experienced back-to-back robberies. On Feb. 2, a suspect by the name of Rudolph Nicholson used a fraudulent credit card. During the second robbery Feb. 3, a man escaped with stolen jewelry after the sales clerk question the validity of his credit card. The jewelry stolen by the two men totaled more than $8,000.