Jewelry Crime Blotter: Week of Jan. 4



A weekly roundup of other jewelry store crimes from JCK:

Men in Halloween-Themed Masks Rob Massachusetts Store

Raynham, Mass. On  Jan. 27, two armed men wearing clown masks robbed Trends Jewelry in Raynham, Mass. The suspects assaulted a male customer and two employees, forcing one employee to fill a bag with jewelry. After stealing cash and approximately $50,000 worth of jewelry, the two men fled in a black SUV.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Raynham Police at 508-824-2716.
 

Pawn Shop Robbery Suspects found in Las Vegas Hospital

Las Vegas On Jan. 30, three armed men invaded SuperPawn, stealing jewelry, cash, and guns before fleeing in a getaway car driven by a woman. Shortly after being notified by the store’s alarm, police found the suspects’ vehicle outside of Centennial Hills Hospital and arrested the four criminals inside of the hospital.
 

Robbers Swipe $20,000 Diamond
 
Savannah, Ga. On Jan. 30, a team of bandits stole a $20,000 diamond from Levy Jewelers in Savannah, Ga. Footage shows that one man distracted the salesperson while the other reached over a counter to steal the diamond. Employees of the store did not even know the jewel was gone until they performed inventory at the end of the day.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Downtown Precinct’s Investigation Unit at 912-651-6994.
 
New Jersey Store Clerk Forced to Surrender Merchandise
 
Hamilton, N.J. On Jan. 31, three armed men wearing masks broke into Pratico Jewelers. The men demanded merchandise and tried to smash the jewelry cases. Pointing a gun at one employee, they forced the clerk to open up the cases and give them necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The men fled with $20,000 worth of cash and merchandise.