She is believed to have netted $4 million from her five robberies
It seems that the female robber who has held up four Southeastern jewelers has committed a fifth robbery.
According to a Jewelers’ Security Alliance bulletin, a woman (pictured, right) entered a North Carolina jewelry store yesterday at 10:30 a.m., pulled out a gun, ordered a male and female associate into the back, and zip-tied them. She then emptied the showcases. She is believed to be driving a four-door, dark Toyota Camry with a temporary paper license plate.
The same woman has apparently committed a string of robberies starting last summer at chain jewelers in Dawsonville, Ga.; Panama City, Fla.; Bluffton, S.C.; and Sevierville, Tenn. She is believed to have stolen as much as $4 million in merchandise, says JSA president John Kennedy.
Someone at a store in Macon, Ga., believes they spotted her, but she left without robbing the store.
The woman wears an earpiece, possibly to communicate with an outside accomplice, and during this recent robbery, she dyed her hair darker than it was previously.
“The fact that she’s committing an armed robbery alone, and that she’s a woman, makes this a very unusual case,” Kennedy says. “She appears to be an attractive, middle-class lady. You are disarmed, so you are not on your guard.”
Her method generally involves hitting the store when there are few associates on the floor, then tying them up. So far no one has been hurt, but she should be considered extremely dangerous, Kennedy says. “I wouldn’t want to think about what would happen if someone resisted,” he says.
The JSA is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her capture.
Jewelers who believe the woman is in their store should go to a private spot and call 911 or their local police department. Retailers who may have seen her should call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.
More shots of the woman can be seen on the upper righthand side of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance site.
(Photos courtesy of Jewelers’ Security Alliance)