JSA Issues Third Warning in Texas this Year

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance has issued its third warning for the state of Texas this year. In its “Crime Alerts” electronic email Friday, it reports on two break-ins in Fort Worth, Texas, in late July by cutting through the roof of jewelry stores.

Burglars broke in through the air conditioning unit on the roof of a retail jewelry store during the last weekend in July and drilled the store’s vault and TL-15 safe. The burglars had cut the wiring to the store, including the phone and alarm system. The owner discovered the burglary when he came in on Monday morning.

On July 22, burglars disabled the alarm system and cut through the roof of a retail jewelry store. They then drilled a hole in the safe, taking a large amount of jewelry.

JSA has previously issued a warning regarding Texas burglaries in email “Crime Alerts” dated May 10 and Jan. 31.

JSA, in its newsletter, also listed some important burglary prevention reminders:

* If you don’t have line security, you don’t have adequate burglary protection. Without line security, if a burglar cuts your lines or disables your system, no signal is sent and the burglars will have time to get into your safe. Talk to your alarm company about line security.

* The equipment burglars are using today can allow them to easily enter a wide range of safes. Does your safe offer enough protection against today’s burglars? Talk to your local safe vendor to determine if your safe is adequate.

* Does your alarm system offer protection when burglars break through the roof, a back door, a bathroom window, an air conditioning unit or through a wall? Talk to your alarm company and make sure your premises are fully protected.