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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.

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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 jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org.

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.

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