Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of April 29

A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Suspect Who Tied Up Pregnant Jeweler Nabbed

Portland, Ore. Police have arrested the suspect who tied up and robbed the pregnant owner of the Little Things Jewelry on April 22. During the first robbery, the suspect held the store-owner at knifepoint and fled with cash. He was arrested on May 3 after he was caught robbing the Wigland wig store. According to reports, he has been charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and robbery.

Five Armed Suspects Rob New Jersey Store

Flemington, N.J. On May 5, five male suspects robbed Roman Jewelers at gunpoint. The men, wearing hoodies and construction helmets, tied up store employees and ordered customers to stay on the ground. Although each suspect was equipped with a handgun, according to reports, no shots were fired. The suspects are still on the loose and anyone with information is requested to call Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office or borough police at 908-788-1129 or 908-782-3435. Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrests.

Texas Jewelry Store Hit with Smash and Grab

Denton, Texas On May 4, two men entered Ehrhart’s Jewelers in Denton, Texas, and stole an undisclosed amount of items. One man smashed display cases while his accomplice threatened employees with a handgun. The suspects fled in a red getaway vehicle. Anyone with information is requested to call Denton police at 940-349-7961.