Jewelers' Security Alliance Crime Alert, 07/19/18
ARMED ROBBERY BY SUSPECT IN BROWN FEDORA
West Allis, WI – June 25, 2018
The black male suspect pictured below entered a retail jewelry store at 11:52 a.m. armed with a handgun. He bound two employees in the back office, and took the keys to the showcases. After leaving with jewelry merchandise, he stole a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe and escaped. He is described as late 30s to early 40s, 5’8”-5’11” and with a medium build. He was dressed in a grey pinstripe suit and a brown fedora. If you have information, contact the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000.
ANOTHER GRAB AND RUN BY LONG-HAIRED SUSPECT
Albemarle, NC – July 11, 2018
The black male suspect pictured below entered a retail jewelry store and said he wanted to get something for his wife and for himself. He eventually went to a gold showcase and asked about the price and length of a necklace. He stated that he wanted to see how long it was when it was on. When the sales associate took the necklace out of the showcase, the suspect grabbed it from her hand and fled the store. The suspect is believed to have gotten into a silver Dodge Charger with FL or GA license plates. The suspect is described as early 30s, 6’0”, medium build, and with long dreadlocks almost down to his waist. This same suspect is believed to have committed similar grab and run crimes on three prior occasions in the Charlotte, NC area: on 07/06/18, and two on 07/08/18.
SUSPECT RUNS WITH THREE-STONE BRIDAL RING
Hagerstown, MD – July 17, 2018
The black male suspect pictured below entered a retail jewelry store and asked to see bridal rings. The suspect examined several different rings and earrings, one item at a time. The suspect then took out his camera and took a picture of the bridal ring he was holding, and ran out of the store. The suspect is described as 6’0” with a medium build.
SUSPECT TAKES JEWELRY WHEN SALES ASSOCIATE TURNS AWAY
Southfield, MI – June 6, 2018
The black male suspect pictured below entered a retail jewelry store and asked to see several pieces of jewelry. When the sales associate turned away, the suspect took a piece of jewelry from the counter and put it down his shirt. The suspect is described as between 5’6”-5’10”, with black and gray hair and wearing glasses. He is believed to have committed a similar crime in January 2017. If you have information, contact the Southfield Police Department at 248-796-5500.
RECOMMENDATION: Show one item at a time. Do not leave jewelry merchandise on a counter, and do not turn your back on a customer when they are in possession or have access to merchandise.
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