Four men wearing masks broke through the doors.
A jeweler who was in 2011 the victim of a $15 million heist has been hit by thieves again.
Four men wearing masks stole jewelry from Provident Jewelry in Jupiter, FL, before daybreak on Wednesday, the Palm Beach Post reports. They used tools — sledgehammers or axes — to break through the doors, and then they broke into 15 jewelry cases.
Store owner Rob Samuels is still determining the value of the merchandise that was taken, according to the newspaper.
When the store was victimized in 2011, thieves made off with $15 million in jewelry. A judge sentenced Pedro Luis “El Loco” Enriquez to 15 years behind bars for his role in the burglary.
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