Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of March 11



A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Suspects Hold California Store Employee at Gunpoint

Cypress, Calif. On March 11, four men wearing ski masks entered Alterman Jewelers. One suspect held an employee at gunpoint while the other three smashed display cases and stole jewelry. The men fled the store with an unknown amount of merchandise. Anyone with information is requested to contact Cypress Police Department’s investigation unit at 714-229-6631.

Reward Offered for Valentine’s Day Jewelry Robbery

Phoenix The Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspects responsible for robbing a jewelry store in the Sky Desert Mall on Feb. 14. According to reports, a white male entered the store on Valentine’s Day morning and acted suspicious. Shortly after, a black male armed with a gun entered the store and broke display cases. He grabbed jewelry and fled the store, but not before an employee fired a shot at him. (The suspicious-acting white male walked away in a different direction.) Anyone with any information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377. A reward of up to $1,000 will be offered for information that leads to an arrest.