Headlines Smash-and-Grab Thieves Take Jewelry Worth $1M+ Two of the three suspects have been caught. Published 2 years ago on January 30, 2019 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Police say three men took more than $1 million in jewelry from a Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in Crown Point, IN. They tossed the merchandise into bags after smashing cases at the store, Nwi.com reports. Jimmy Degroot Video: How to Smooth Out the Chaos in Your Jewelry Store and Create Harmony Instead Jim Ackerman Video: Don’t Be Afraid to Run Multiple Jewelry Marketing Promotions at Once Jim Ackerman Video: How to Spend Your Jewelry-Business Advertising Budget the Right Way Two of the men ran away, dropping much of the jewelry in the process. Forty-year-old Altonio Benson and 19-year-old Darren S. Bell were soon captured by police. The robbery occurred at about 7 p.m. Friday. A third man has not yet been caught. He is believed to have fled in a stolen vehicle. The men were reportedly wearing ski masks and used hammers to smash the cases. Read more at the Nwi.com Related Topics: crimejewelry stores in IndianaLatest News Toprobbery click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Jewelry-Store Robbery ‘Rampage’ Unfolds in 2 States Don't Miss 5 Fierce Diamond Watches from SIHH 2019 Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? Wilkerson Showed Them the Way For 25 years, Stafford Jewelers of Cincinnati, Ohio, was THE place to go for special gifts, engagement diamonds, high-end Swiss watch brands — in other words, the crème de la crème of fine jewelry. But this summer, the Stafford family was ready to retire. So, they chose Wilkerson to help them close up shop. “One of the biggest concerns was having the sale in the middle of COVID,” says Director of Stores Michelle Randle. Wilkerson gave the Stafford team plenty of ideas as well as safety guidelines, which they closely followed. “All of the employees felt safe, the customers coming in the door felt safe and we did a lot of business,” says Randle. How much business? “The inventory flew,” she says. Translation: They sold millions and millions of dollars-worth of merchandise. Randle calls it, “an incredible experience.” Would she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers who are thinking of thinning their inventories or retiring? “Everyone got more than what they expected out of the sale. You have to hire Wilkerson. They’re amazing.” You may like Meet the Royal Chain Heroes September Winners 81 US Jewelry Retailers Closed in the 3rd Quarter Citizen Watch America Donates $100,000 to Jewelers for Children Promoted Headlines JYE’S International is Seen in All the Best Cases The Sylvie Collection Knows What Women Want Sylvie Collection From Chain to Casting, National Chain Group Does It All National Chain Group Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases3 hours ago New PGI-Commissioned Study Offers Retailers Insights Into How to Ease Customers’ Concerns Over COVID During the Holiday Season Press Releases6 hours ago Accutron Lights Up Empire State Building Celebrating 60th Anniversary Press Releases6 hours ago Industry Experts Gather for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise Big Survey1 week ago These Are the Top Watch Brands of 2020, According to INSTORE’s Big Survey Big Survey1 week ago The Guy Who Bought 13 Rings, and Other Tales of Serial Engagements Photo Gallery2 days ago 12 Photos That Show Off the Wow Factor at Thollot Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in Colorado Sponsored Content1 week ago A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? Wilkerson Showed Them the Way Sponsored Webinars2 weeks ago Podium Presents: 5 Crucial Customer Experience Improvements to Make as You Reopen Jimmy Degroot2 weeks ago Video: How to Smooth Out the Chaos in Your Jewelry Store and Create Harmony Instead Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Big Survey1 week ago These Are the Top Watch Brands of 2020, According to INSTORE’s Big Survey Big Survey1 week ago The Guy Who Bought 13 Rings, and Other Tales of Serial Engagements Photo Gallery2 days ago 12 Photos That Show Off the Wow Factor at Thollot Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in Colorado Big Survey1 week ago COVID-19 Has Some Silver Linings for Jewelers — Here Are the Upsides Big Survey6 days ago 7 Out of 10 Jewelers Surveyed Said They Do Not Want to Add a Brand Sponsored Content1 week ago A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? Wilkerson Showed Them the Way Big Survey4 days ago What’s Wrong with Millennials? Here’s What Jewelers Say Sponsored Content1 week ago Why Have 1,800+ Jewelers Switched to BriteCo?