Is this happening more and more ?
It is so difficult for people who have businesses today, and of course a jewelers is a prime target for crime like this, I admit jewelers have always been vulnerable but here at www.ChronoSales.com we hear of it so often, many to small family jewelers who are just trying to make a living, actions like this can have devastating effect on the business, the business owners and the staff.
TIGARD, Ore. (KOIN) â€” A Flint, Michigan teen was arrested for allegedly using a sledgehammer to break open a jewelry case and stealing $100,000 in Rolex watches.
Anthony Patterson, 18, stole 3 solid gold watchesÂ from Ben Bridge Jewelers in Washington Square Mall Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Monty Fox said.
PattersonÂ was caught hiding in some bushes about 200 yards away from the mall, policeÂ said.
The watches were recovered.
No shots were fired, despite initial reports from people inside the mall indicating so. What they heard was the sound of glass breaking, according to police.
No other customers were inside the store at the time
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