He was reportedly in critical condition at an area hospital.
2 people were hit with hammers.
3 suspects were arrested.
Taken was a suitcase that contained rings, necklaces, watches and other items.
The case is being treated as a homicide.
The thefts took place in Florida and Virginia.
The region has experienced an increase in robberies, many of them armed.
$1.5M in merchandise was stolen.
About 500 items were taken.
They used hammers to smash the display cases.
A group of nine suspects took over a jewelry store in a Hayward, CA, mall.
He was in a car near Molly's Jewelers when two men approached.
The merchants had been at a private showing.
2 gunmen took luxury watches and fled.
A suspect has been taken into custody.
3 men reportedly broke into the home.
One of the timepieces was a Richard Mille worth over $500,000.
Chaumet is part of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
They shot at the display cases and made off with jewelry.
Two men reportedly entered the store with a nail gun and broke a display case.
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