Headlines Thieves Slam Truck Into Jewelry Store, and Other Crime News Published 4 years ago on August 3, 2017 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet The crime was caught on video. Thieves crashed a truck into NJ Diamonds in Dearborn, MI, in order to gain access to the jewelry inside the store, WDIV-TV reports. The crime, which occurred at about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, was caught on video. Authorities said the truck, which backed through the front entrance of the business, was stolen. An accomplice quickly showed up on a motorcycle. Police are still searching for the burglars. Watch a news clip about the crime: Advertisement 5 Arrested in Violent Robberies of Traveling Salespersons Authorities have arrested five people in connection with a series of robberies of traveling jewelry salespersons in the Dallas, TX, area, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance reports. The gunpoint robberies occurred between April and June 2016. In one robbery a salesperson jumped partially into the open window of the suspects’ car, trying to grab back his case. However, the suspects drove away with him hanging out the window, and he was eventually found dead by the side of the road. John Parker, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, called the five suspects an “extremely dangerous group of robbers” that are “part of a larger, organized South American theft group that has targeted members of the jewelry industry across this nation for a number of years.” FL Man Accused of Trying to Buy Jewelry Fraudulently Police say a Miami, FL, man tried to buy jewelry from Kay Jewelers in Canton, GA, using fraudulent identification. Joseph Vanucci has been arrested on a felony count of theft by deception, along with other charges, the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News reports. Police say the jewelry he tried to buy was valued at $5,000. 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