Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Oct. 15



A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week.

Massachusetts Jeweler Fires Shots at Robber

Chicopee, Mass. On Oct. 15, two armed men entered Furnari Jewelers and stole gold chains. The store’s owner fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking one of the men. That suspect is expected to be arraigned at Baystate Medical Center; the owner suffered a broken nose.

Suspects Pepper-Spray Gold and Silver Exchange Employee

Pequannock, N.J. On Oct. 17, two suspects pepper-sprayed and robbed a man at a gold and silver exchange show at the Best Western Regency Hotel. The two men attempted to sell coins to the employee of ARA Collectibles. When the employee stated that the items weren’t valuable, the men pepper-sprayed him and stole roughly $7,000 in cash and $700 in jewelry. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Pequannock Police at 973-835-1700.

Suspect Fires Shot in Atlanta Heist

Atlanta. On Oct. 21, two armed suspects robbed Shirin Jewelers. According to reports, the men entered the jewelry store and one suspect fired a bullet into a display case. The men continued to steal items and fled the store. Anyone with information is requested to contact Atlanta Police at 404-546-4255 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.