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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Alleged Robbery Crew in Well-Planned Jewelry Heists that Netted $1 Million in Stolen Goods

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today indicted five members of a robbery crew who allegedly committed sophisticated heists by following wholesale jewelers and bank customers – sometimes for days – and then robbing them, netting the thieves more than $1 million worth of jewelry and tens of thousands of dollars in cash over the past 18 months….
…. The various heists described in court documents followed a similar pattern: a member of the crew known as a “scout” identified a victim who was likely to be carrying jewelry or cash. The victims typically were jewelers conducting business at jewelry stores or malls in Orange County, the Jewelry District in downtown Los Angeles, or at various trade shows, the affidavit states. The “scout” followed the victim, who often was carrying large amounts of jewelry or cash, and would wait for an opportunity when the scout and co-conspirators could rob the jeweler…..
….If convicted in this case, defendants Lucca and Nuñez would face a statutory maximum sentence of 40 years in federal prison, and the other defendants would face statutory maximum sentences of 20 years in prison….


Dozens of Chilean ‘tourists’ tied to burglaries in Southern California, police say

The crime patterns began emerging in the last year: crews of thieves employing inventive techniques to gain entry and ransack scores of cars, homes and businesses in Southern California and across the nation.As investigations and arrests ramped up, detectives noticed another key commonality: The suspects were Chilean and had gained entry into the U.S. with easily obtained visa waivers.“It is a growing problem,” said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. “They’re very sophisticated. It’s a hot zone in Southern California.”Law enforcement has dubbed it “burglary tourism,” and it is thriving locally and around the world…..


Family-Owned Jewelry Store Suffers Million-Dollar Loss In Brazen Burglary

LAGUNA NIGUEL (CBSLA) – An Orange County jewelry store was hit by daring burglars in a heist with a million-dollar price tag.“I’m hoping that the goodwill that we gave for 32 years is going to come back our way and I can already feel that already happening,” said Nuggets and Carats Jewelry Store owner Brian Hassine, fighting back tears.The family business, a shop that has been around for more than three decades, was wiped clean over the weekend. Every diamond, watch and precious piece owned by beloved customers was stolen in the brazen heist…..


Seven arrested over robbery at Bournemouth jewellers

Nobody was injured during the incident, but a quantity of jewellery items were reportedly stolen….At around 12pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a robbery at Franses Jewellers in Westover Road involving a number of men on two mopeds and a motorcycle. It was reported that one of the men was seen in possession of a Samurai sword….


Jewellery worth £500,000 stolen in Pandora burglary

Sussex Police are investigating a break-in at Pandora jewellers in Swan Walk, Horsham, after £500,000 worth of jewellery was stolen on 22 March.According to the police, the alarm was raised just before 12.30am with a report that six masked men had broken into the rear of the building, put a wide range of jewellery into bags that they had brought with them and then fled on to Albion Way towards the nearby Y Centre….


Inside the Fleet Street heist: How gang broke in via unalarmed fire exit, coated security cameras in paint then accidentally drilled into William Hill betting shop before stealing £500k gems from jewellers

Thieves broke into the George Attenborough jewellers on Fleet Street in London
They drilled into building on the weekend of the Landmarks Half Marathon
Around £500,000-worth of gems are believed to have been taken in the raid
The heist, which went unnoticed by public, is similar to the Hatton Garden raid


Hunt for heist suspects gets international aid

The identities of three men who allegedly stole jewelry worth over $400,000 from the lobby of The Little Nell hotel in a brazen, midday heist on Dec. 21 have been established with the help of the Chilean government, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, airport surveillance cameras, the Transportation Security Administration, and a California police department…..


Crime tourism a growing problem in Canada, says FBI agent

An FBI agent who fights South American crime gangs says he expects the problem of Chilean burglars in Canada will worsen in the coming years…….“They know that Canada has lax laws so that’s the reason why they like Canada,” Romo said….


The Pink Panthers – A tale of diamonds, thieves, and the Balkans.

On May 19, 2003, a man in his late twenties walked along New Bond Street, in London, and stopped outside the flagship store of Graff, which proudly claims to sell “the most fabulous jewels in the world.” The man, whose image, captured by surveillance cameras, was later studied by detectives on three continents, was five feet eight and blond, with a small waist and the upper body of an acrobat. He spoke to no one, and did not go inside to look at the necklaces and rings on display. After five minutes, the man stepped away from the storefront and continued down the street…..


Sicherheitssystem versagt? Einbruch in Glashütter Uhrenmuseum gibt Rätsel auf

Glashütte – Drei teure Uhren wurden während der Öffnungszeit aus dem Glashütter Uhrenmuseum geraubt – obwohl die Alarmanlage scharf war. Die Beklauten geben sich zurückhaltend…..