Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Nov. 19



A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Suspect Shoots Manager of Pawn Shop

Houston On Nov. 20, a robber shot the manager of the Cash America Pawn Shop.

The armed suspect entered the store and demanded cash and jewelry items. The manager complied, but the suspect shot him in the ankle before escaping in a hijacked car.

Anyone with information is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Robber Makes Off With Thousands of Dollar Worth of Merchandise

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Police are searching for a male suspect who smashed up Fort Lauderdale Rare Coins and made off with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise on Nov. 22.

Anyone with information on this robbery should call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

California Robbins Brothers Robbed Twice on Consecutive Days

Torrance, Calif. On Nov. 24, thieves struck a local Robbins Brothers store for the second straight day.

The suspects smashed open a side emergency-exit door, entered the business, and shattered some display cases with lower-end merchandise. They made off with about $5,000 worth of merchandise.

The previous day, robbers broke a window, and stole $500 worth of cubic zirconia jewels. Police are unsure if the two crimes are related.