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Robbers in Construction Suits Take $800,000 from Jewelry Store, and Other Crime News

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The owner was attacked.

A Brooklyn jeweler was robbed of $800,000 in merchandise and cash by men wearing construction garb, AM New York reports.

The 67-year-old owner of Court Street Jewelers was attacked during the robbery and suffered a wrist injury as well as a cut to the head, authorities said.

Police said three men went into the store at around 5 p.m. May 25. They had a gun, but it’s not yet known whether they used it.

Another man waited outside and served as a lookout, the New York Post reports. He wore white disposable painer’s overalls.

Police are still looking for the culprits.

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A jeweler who was exhibiting at an art fair in Illinois says thieves took $500,000 worth of gemstones and jewelry from his vehicle, the Daily Herald reports. Gopal Kapoor of Greenville, NC, said the someone burglarized his van after the St. Charles Fine Arts Show while he was at dinner. Among the items taken were cash; silver and gold jewelry; and emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

Authorities in Roseville, CA, have arrested five people following a terrifying robbery in which the suspects used baseball bats to smash jewelry-store windows, the Sacramento Bee reports. The mid-afternoon crime at DeVons Jewelers scared people within the Westfield Galleria, where the store is located. The suspects, who fled by car, were tracked down to an apartment.  

 

 

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