Jewelry Crime Stories: Week of Sept. 24

A roundup of jewelry crime stories from the past week:

$100,000 Jewelry Stolen From New Jersey Mall

Mount Olive, N.J.. On Sept. 16, suspects stole more than $100,000 from Kay Jewelers. When an employee arrived to open the store, she realized that the alarm system was not working and the store’s safe was broken into. According to police, the suspects broke in through the roof of the mall complex on early Sunday morning. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Mount Olive Police Detective Bureau at 973-691-0900 x. 7203.

Employees Retrieve Stolen Ring From Suspect’s Hand

Des Moines, Iowa. On Sept. 18, Employees of Christopher’s Fine Jewelry were able to catch a thief who walked out of the store with a diamond ring. The woman asked to try on the $11,000 ring and ran out of the store with the jewel on her finger. Three employees chased her, and one was able to retrieve the ring from her hand, although the woman fled before police could arrest her. The suspect kicked an employee in the scuffle, but no one was injured.

Bystanders Tackle Suspect in Seattle Robbery

Seattle, Wash. On Sept. 21, bystanders outside of Express Jewelry Store tackled an armed suspect who stole from the store. According to reports, the man fired shots as he fled the store. A doorman of a nearby hotel, along with several other men, wrestled with the alleged robber until police arrived. The doorman was shot in the arm during the brawl.