Triple Homicide at Mississippi Pawnshop

Two suspects arrested in “extraordinarily tragic” crime

On Dec. 17, two robbers killed a store owner and two employees at Bill’s Pawn Jewelry Coin/Stamp Exchange in Jackson, Miss., in a shocking and unusual triple homicide.

Owner Cleveland “Bill” Mosley, 81, Robert Ivy, 60, and Ted McLemore, 77, were all found dead, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

“It’s extraordinarily tragic,” says Jewelers’ Security Alliance president John Kennedy. “I don’t remember ever hearing before of three people getting killed. Two victims are rare; three is unheard-of.”

High-end watches, jewelry, and coins were reportedly taken from the store.

The JSA later reported that Joshua M. Garcia, 37, of Biloxi, Miss., and Jamieson L. Townsend, 35, of Blue Springs, Mo. (pictured), have been arrested in conjunction with the crime. A deputy in Johnson City, Kan., stopped the suspects while they were driving a Dodge Charger with no registration displayed. They drove away and the car crashed. The female passenger was arrested, but the male fled and was captured a mile from the car.

The suspects may be linked to another robbery at a Mississippi jeweler.

For tips on preventing robberies, see this article.

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