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SMASH & GRAB SUSPECT SENTENCED – UTICA, MI

On 3/13/19, 30-year-old Chanell Flemming was ordered to serve one year in jail for her role in a jewelry store smash and grab robbery. In January, Flemming pleaded guilty to larceny over $200,000; conspiracy to commit larceny and malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000. The charges were a result of a robbery Flemming participated in from May 2018. Flemming and her accomplice; KK Lavon McGillary, 29, and Jamar E. Owens, 23,  used hammers to break display cases and steal rings, diamonds and other merchandise. McGilary was sentenced to four to 15 years in prison, while Owens was sentenced to time served; 159 days, and three years’ probation.

MULTIPLE ARRESTS IN $10 MILLION BURGLARY – ATLANTA, GA

On 3/22/19, Atlanta police announced that they have made five arrests in connection to a home invasion and burglary which resulted in the burglars taking $10 million of jewelry. On February 16, 2019, the subjects ambushed the manager of a well-known jewelry store and his wife, after they returned from dinner at a nearby restaurant. The gunmen bound the victims in their home with duct tape and zip-ties, while other subjects drove to the manager’s jewelry store and removed merchandise.  The accused suspects have been identified as ; Jose Hernandez Pearson, 38; Tameka Lashon Croskey, 44; Gregory Andrews, 34; Meisha Sims, 31, and Crysell Croskey, 29.

GRAB AND RUN – SAN BERNARDINO, CA

On 3/20/19, at approximately 3:10 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and inquired about chains. He stated he was looking for a chain to go with the chain he was wearing. He asked to see the chain in question first. He then asked to see a cross pendant to go with it. Once he had the chain and the pendant in his possession, he fled from the store with them. The subject was described as a Black male in his early 20’s. He is 5’8” and has an average build. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

On 3/18/19, at approximately 8:20 p.m., three subjects approached a kiosk and asked to see several items. The sales associate showed the subjects one item at a time. After one of the subjects had an item in his possession, a second subject reached over and grabbed a set of earrings. All three subjects then fled from the store. The subjects were described as three Black males in their 20’s. Two subjects were 5’8” tall and a third was 5’2.” If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – PHOENIX, AZ

On 3/15/19, at approximately 3:40 p.m., a subject approached a kiosk and asked to see a gold chain. The sales associate opened the case and pulled the bottom board close to her body in order to retrieve the chain. The subject attempted to grab the entire board of chains which caused the sales associate to drop the board. The subject then grabbed one chain that was in the sales associate’s hand. The subject was described as a Black male in his 20’s. He is 5’5” and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, and a white hat. The subject also ha shoulder length black and blonde dreadlocks. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB & RUN – GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

On 3/14/19, at approximately 8:25 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and walked throughout looking at merchandise in the cases. He asked to see stud earrings. When the associate placed the earrings on a pad, the subject grabbed them and fled from the store. The subject was described as a Black male wearing a black hat. He was last seen wearing a black and gray plaid hoodie. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – LITTLE ROCK, AR

On 3/13/19, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a subject entered a jewelry store and inquired about an engagement ring. He stated this was his first engagement and he didn’t know where to start. He eventually selected a ring he liked which was 4-carats. The subject asked to see the item and the sales associate was doing the presentation on their finger. Once the subject had possession of the item, he said “bye-bye” and took off running. The subject was in the store for less than 10 minutes. He was described as a short Black male with facial hair. He was last seen wearing black pants with a red and grey sweatshirt with a hood over his head. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

GRAB AND RUN – INDIANAPOLIS, IN

On 3/12/19, a subject entered a retail jewelry store and said he was shopping for a birthday gift for his father. He stated he had “tax money.” He said he wanted to see bracelets. The subject looked at bracelets and pointed at the one he liked. When it was placed on the counter pad, he grabbed it and ran from the store. The subject was described as a Black male in his mid 20’s. He is 5’7” and weighs 180 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and tennis shoes with a black hoodie. If you have any information regarding this subject, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

SMASH & GRAB – OVERLAND PARK, KS

On 3/11/19, at approximately 7:55 p.m., three subjects entered a retail jewelry store and stated they had guns. They ordered everyone to the floor. One of the subjects ordered a sales associate to “show me where the big ones are.” The other two subjects began smashing three cases and then removed mountings and loose stones. The subjects dropped their hammers and fled from the store. They were described as three Black males. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.

DISTRACTION THEFT – ORANGE PARK, FL

On 3/9/19, at approximately 5:03 p.m., two subjects entered a jewelry store and asked to see multiple high-end gold chains and bracelets. One of the subjects pulled out a wallet flashing a large amount of cash. After viewing several pieces, one of the subjects stated he would purchase three chains and a bracelet. While at the point of sale, one of the subjects asked about boxes and reached behind the point of sale where the sales associate placed the chains. The subjects were able to conceal chains. They then quickly exited the store. The first subject was described as a 5’9” male with an olive complexion. He has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark grey suit jacket, gray fedora hat, light blue dress shirt, and dark pants. He has a heavy accent. The second subject is in his 30’s. He is 6’1” and is heavyset. He also has an olive complexion. If you have any information regarding these subjects, please call the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at 212-687-0328.