Jewelry Crime Blotter: Week of Jan. 27



A weekly roundup of jewelry crime stories:

Suspects Leave Evidence in Jewelry Hold-Up

Franklin Square, N.Y. Police are searching for the two men responsible for holding up a Long Island jewelry store and tying up its owner on Jan. 15. According to officials, one man distracted the owner while the other pulled out a gun. The owner’s son-in-law walked in the store during the hold-up, causing one of the suspects to drop his cellphone and flee without any stolen goods.

Man Beaten in Jewelry Robbery

Palo Alto, Calif. On Jan. 24, three or four robbers beat a man in his 60s after following him out of a jewelry appraisal store in the Stanford Shopping Center to a parking lot. After taking an undisclosed amount of jewelry, the robbers fled the scene in a black Dodge minivan. The victim suffered minor injuries but has since been released from the hospital.

Collingwood Auction Robbed

Farmingdale, N.J. A male suspect is on the loose after stealing $35,000 worth of rings from the Collingwood Auction on Jan. 15. According to surveillance footage, the robber removed two ring cases from Lila’s Jewelry booth as his accomplice distracted the owner.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Janet Benitez at 732-938-4575 ext. 2885.