Texas Burglaries May be Spreading to Oklahoma

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance, has issued its fourth warning this year regarding the rash of burglaries occurring in Texas, while reporting a similar occurrence in Oklahoma.

JSA says the burglars in these cases often enter from the roof, damage the alarm equipment, and cut through TL-30 safes. JSA has advised Texas jewelers, among other points, that TL-30 safes do not provide adequate protection for their merchandise, and that line security for their alarm system is a necessity.

The latest instances of these burglaries reported by JSA in its Sept. 14 Crime Alert newsletter, are:

Irving, Texas Sept 13 – Suspects entered a retail jewelry store through the roof, pulled out the alarm equipment and cut into a TL-30 safe. The suspects were able to remove all the jewelry merchandise.

Dallas, Sep. 6 – Suspects failed in an attempted break-in when they tried to disconnect an alarm system, but a signal was sent and the suspects fled without taking any merchandise.

Waco, Texas, Aug. 24 – Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a retail jewelry store, disabled the alarm system and cut into safes, taking jewelry merchandise.

Norman, Okla., Aug. 22 – Suspects broke into a retail jewelry store through the ventilation ductwork on the roof, got into a safe, and also took merchandise from display cases and a storage area.