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Hawaii Jewelry Sellers Carjacked, Robbed of $200,000+ in Merchandise

They were on their way to a flea market.

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A husband and wife were carjacked on their way to sell jewelry at a flea market in Honolulu, with the robbers taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars” worth of jewelry, KHON2 reports.

The couple — the man is 75 and his wife is 62 — were driving their van near Aloha Stadium on their way to the market Feb. 7. According to Jewelers’ Security Alliance:

At 7:30 a.m. a man and his wife were driving in a van with a large quantity of jewelry to sell at a flea market at Aloha Stadium, which they had been doing for 25 years. When they were near the gate of the stadium, they were hit in the rear by another car. When the victims stopped, a man wearing a ski mask ran up to their vehicle.

The suspect broke the window on the drivers side, displayed a gun, and pulled the male victim from the van. The suspect then jumped into the drivers seat, pushed the female victim from the car, and drove off, injuring the female victims leg. A second suspect drove away from the crime scene in a black Scion sedan. The van was found 35 minutes later with the jewelry gone.

JSA reminds jewelers: “If you are carrying valuable jewelry and are bumped in the rear by a vehicle, do not stop. You have been targeted by jewelry criminals. Drive to a place of greater safety or until you locate police.”

IDEX Online reports that the stolen jewelry was valued at over $200,000.

No arrests have yet been made in the case.

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