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Jeweler Kidnapped, Shot and Robbed in North Carolina

Investigators believe the suspects have left the area.




A jeweler in North Carolina was shot, robbed and kidnapped on Wednesday, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 8:21p.m. officers to a residence in Belmont.

“Officers arrived on scene and were informed by the victim that he had been shot and robbed by four men wearing ski masks at his jewelry store on South New Hope Road in Gastonia. The victim was kidnapped from Gastonia and brought back to his residence on Amberley Crossing Drive,” the Belmont Police Department stated in a Facebook post.

The jeweler was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, where he was being treated for a single gunshot wound to the back.

Police did not release the identity of the jeweler. A report from WBTV identified the store as TIF Designs on South New Hope Road.

“All evidence at this time leads investigators to believe that the suspects left the area,” police said.




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Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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