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Jewelers Hit by Rash of Burglaries in Massachusetts

Thieves struck in Burlington, Everett and Medford.




Jewelry stores in multiple Massachusetts communities have been targeted in a series of burglaries.

Thieves struck in Burlington, Everett and Medford, the Boston Globe reports.

At about 5 a.m. Thursday, burglars hit Gold N’ Oldies Jewelry and Antiques in Everett. Steel grating prevented them from taking anything of real value. They only managed to take a silver ring barely worth $30. A shattered door was repaired the day of the crime.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, thieves entered A Touch of Midas Jewelers in Burlington and Roland’s Jewelry in Medford, according to the Globe.

The Burlington break-in took place at about 3 a.m. and resulted in a broken window.

“They smashed a bunch of our cases, got nothing and left,” said David Milano, owner of A Touch of Midas Jewelers, clarifying that “they didn’t get anything that would croak us.”


The burglary in Medford occurred  just before 6 a.m. and reportedly involved “a group of six to nine people,” according to the Globe. After smashing through a door, “they smashed four cases and they took jewelry from two of the cases,” Roland’s Jewelry manager Tom O’Leary told the newspaper.

The thieves took about $12,000 from Roland’s and caused up to $4,000 in damage, O’Leary he said.

“It seems like it’s a sign of the times,” he said. “People get desperate.”

Read more at the Boston Globe.



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