JSA: Attacks on Salesmen Increase

Jewelers' Security Alliance has documented a surge of attacks on traveling salesmen in recent weeks. The attacks are taking place in an area that spreads from New Mexico to Ohio. JSA, in its “Crime Alert” newsletter, reported the following events during a nine-day period beginning Sept. 24: A traveling jewelry salesperson in Santa Fe was entering his room at a Motel 6 on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. when two men attacked him. He tried to fight them off, but two other persons joined in. They subdued the salesperson, took him to his room, and tied him up with a belt and telephone cord. The suspects threw a blanket over the salesperson, and took his merchandise. On Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m., a salesperson returned to his hotel room in Cincinnati after a day of sales calls. As he got out of his rental car, he was approached by two men who threw him to the ground and threa

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