Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of March 4

A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Suspects Duct Tape Female Employees

Parkland, Wash. On March 5, two men dressed as soldiers entered Cascade Custom Jewelers. One man was armed with a gun and threatened the store’s employees while his accomplice stole jewelry. The two suspects then duct taped two women in the store’s bathroom. Crime Stoppers of Tacoma and Pierce County are offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the suspects’ arrests.

Nevada Jewelry Store Hit With Smash-and-Grab

Reno, Nev. Police are on the lookout for three men who robbed Devon’s Jewelers on March 5. The men used sledgehammers to smash display cases and then fled with an unknown amount of jewelry.

Robbery Suspect Arrested Outside Florida Casino

Tampa, Fla. On March 8, a suspect armed with a handgun entered Value Pawn Store. The man tied up a male employee and proceeded to hold a female employee at gunpoint while forcing her to open the safe. The suspect stole more that $300,000 in jewelry and cash and then fled. According to reports, the man was arrested hours after the crime at Seminole Hard Rock Casino.