Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Aug. 6

A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Robbers Tie Up Store Employee in Chicago Heist

Cicero, Ill. On Aug. 7, four or five men entered Roosevelt Gold Exchange and attacked a store employee. The robbers put a bag over the employee’s head and tied him up with a phone cord before stealing around $40,000 in jewelry.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Cicero Police at 708-652-2130.

New Jersey Store Hit With Armed Robbery

Wayne, N.J. A robber armed with a handgun held up Janice and Jack’s Jewelry Inc. store on Aug. 7. The man demanded money from the store’s employees and then fled with cash.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the detective bureau at 973-633-3530.

Suspect Fires Gunshot at California Store Clerk

Turlock, Calif. Three suspects entered Universal Jewelers on the night of Aug. 9. One of the alleged robbers fired a gunshot, which missed a store employee. The three suspects stole jewelry and then fled in a getaway van.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Turlock Police Department at (209) 668-5550.