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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.



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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