Connect with us


Jewelry Store Robber Dressed as Construction Worker in California Heist

About $50,000 in custom jewelry was stolen.




A jewelry store in Prunedale, CA, was robbed at gunpoint by a man dressed as a construction worker.

The crime happened at Country Jeweler in the Prune Tree Shopping Center, KSBW-TV reported. About $50,000 in custom jewelry was stolen.

According to a bulletin from the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, the suspect entered the store at 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 wearing an orange helmet, orange vest and bright yellow shirt and carrying a pink bucket. He “asked confusing and disturbing questions about directions” and was asked to leave, JSA reported.

He left, but returned a few minutes later and robbed the store, pulling a handgun from the bucket. During the incident an employee fell and sustained an injury.

Anyone with information is asked to contact JSA at 212-687-0328 or

JSA noted: “Criminals will sometimes wear clothing to lead sales associates to think they are legitimate customers. For example, construction clothing in this case, but also such things as hospital scrubs. Extra caution may be called for.”




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

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.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular