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3 Knifepoint Robberies of Jewelry Salespeople Reported in Florida

In one case, a salesperson was robbed at knifepoint in a parking lot.




The Jewelers’ Security Alliance has received reports of three knifepoint robberies of traveling salespersons in Florida in recent weeks.

The crimes:

  • Sept. 24, Pompano Beach: After visiting a jewelry exchange, a salesperson was robbed at knifepoint in a parking lot.
  • Oct. 14, Boynton Beach: A salesperson was robbed at knifepoint.
  • Oct. 26, Fort Pierce: A knifepoint robbery was reported at a hotel.

JSA reported other off-premises robberies of salespersons in Florida earlier this year:

  • April 28, Delray Beach
  • April 22, Orlando
  • July 26, Miami

If you have information, contact JSA at 212-687-0328 or

JSA offered the following recommendations:

  • Do not resist armed robbers. Criminals will not hesitate to stab you or use other forms of violence.
  • During a day of sales calls or following a trade show, and before returning to one’s hotel, home or office, salespersons must always be alert to whether they are being followed. Take a few minutes to engage in evasive driving techniques: circle the block, drive slowly, make a U-turn, and make sure you are not being followed.
  • Some jewelers and commercial airlines are successfully using Apple AirTags and comparable devices for Android phones to track lost or stolen bags.




Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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