Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Feb. 18



A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Armed Suspects Threaten Virginia Store Employees

Short Pump, Va. On Feb. 18, three armed men robbed Littman Jewelers. According to police reports, the suspects threatened employees and made off with several items. Anyone with information is requested to contact police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

South Carolina Store Owner Fires Shots at Armed Suspects

Greenville, S.C. On Feb. 20, two armed men entered Paradise Jewelers and forced everyone on the ground. The suspects proceeded to smash display cases and steal jewelry. According to police reports, the store owner ran after the men and fired numerous shots at their getaway vehicle.

Maryland Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

Horseheads, N.Y. A suspect has been arrested for the Feb. 21 robbery of Kay Jewelers. During the robbery the man approached the sales clerk while wearing a medical mask. He asked to see a matching set of diamond earrings and necklace, stole the necklace from the clerk, and then fled the store. The jewelry was worth more than $4,000.