Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Oct. 29



A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

Masked Suspects Steal $1.5 Million from California Store

Riverside, Calif. On Nov. 3, two men entered the Wholesale Jewelry Exchange and stole $1.5 million worth of jewelry. The suspects, who were disguised in Halloween masks, tied the store’s owner to a chair. Anyone with information is requested to call Riverside Police at 951-826-5700.

Suspects Steal Rolexes From Philadelphia Outlet Store

Philadelphia, Pa. Three suspects stole around $64,000 worth of Rolex watches from Ultra Diamonds on Nov. 3. The men smashed display cases with a hammer, took the watches, and fled in a Buick. The suspects were all taken into custody after leading police on a chase.

Woman Uses Fraudulent Credit Card to Purchase Pandora Jewelry

Hampton, Va. Police are still searching for a woman who used a fraudulent credit card to buy $35,000 worth of Pandora jewelry from Goodman and Sons Jewelers in September. The suspect used a credit card and Arizona driver’s license to purchase the jewelry. When the card was declined, the credit card company spoke to the sales associate and gave a special code to complete the purchase. Both the credit card and driver’s license were recently confirmed fraudulent.

Anyone with information should call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.