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01.04.2014
Juwelier-Warndienst

Swiss probe missing diamond worth $50M—report

GENEVA—Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around $50 million (41 million euros) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report Sunday…….


26.03.2014
Risk Prevention & Consulting

The Pink Panthers: Daring heists rake in half-a-billion dollars

The following script is from “The Pink Panthers” which aired on March 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Katherine Davis and Sam Hornblower, producers.

The largest, most successful gang of diamond thieves in the world is credited with over 370 heists worth $500 million — and it’s getting bigger and more daring every year. The gang is composed of networks of teams who work together, in Europe mostly. But they have done jobs in 35 countries, as far afield as Tokyo and Dubai. They are ex-Yugoslavs, many fought in the Serbian special forces during the Bosnian wars. They are called the Pink Panthers. And that’s not a joke……………..


24.03.2014
SaferGems

Appeal after antiques shop robbery

Police in Honiton are appealing for the public’s help after a robbery at Banwell Antiques Ltd, High Street, Honiton, on Saturday morning, March 22, 2014..

 http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/NewsAppeals/15102


20.03.2014
SaferGems

Axe Wielding Armed Robbers Tried To Smash Way Into London Jewellery Shop

Armed robbers have been caught on CCTV trying to smash their way into a watch shop in an heist using an axe and a sledgehammer, which ended in failure when the staff shut the security gates.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584725/Caught-CCTV-Shocking-moment-axe-wielding-armed-robbers-mopeds-tried-smash-way-London-jewellery-shop-foiled-quick-thinking-staff.html


12.03.2014
Juwelier-Warndienst

Axe-wielding robber wrestled to the ground near Buckingham Palace

One of the Queen’s servants wrestled an armed robber to the ground as a motorbike gang smashed their way into a jewellery shop with axes near Buckingham Palace……


12.03.2014
SaferGems

‘Axe-Wielding’ Robbery Suspect Tackled By Public

Four men armed with axes and hammers attempt a smash and grab robbery at a jewellery store in central London.

http://news.sky.com/story/1224179/axe-wielding-robbery-suspect-tackled-by-public


10.03.2014
SaferGems

Gardai Hunt Alleged Global Jewel Thieves

He may be named after Superman but cops are determined to bring a suspected European jewel thief back down to earth

http://www.bsia.co.uk/app/images/documents/SaferGems/sun171rm09.pdf

 


10.03.2014
SaferGems

Sleight of hand’ thieves stole rings worth €135k

One of Europe’s top sleight-of-hand thieves is believed responsible for the theft of two diamond rings valued at 135,000 Euros from top Dublin store.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/sleight-of-hand-thieves-stole-rings-worth-135k-30075746.html


07.03.2014
SaferGems

Men Jailed For Ayr Raid

Three armed robbers who were caught after carrying out a terrifying heist at a jewellers have been handed lengthy jail sentences.

http://www.westsound.co.uk/news/local/men-jailed-for-ayr-raid/

 


07.03.2014
SaferGems

Deacons robbers sentenced to 22 years

FIVE men have today been sentenced to a total of 22 years and 8 months for their parts in an armed robbery at a Marlborough jewellers last September.

Men entered Deacon & Sons jewellers shortly before 9:45am on Tuesday September 17 last year and began smashing display cabinets and grabbing jewellery before jumping into a waiting car and speeding away.

Marcus Delroy Cohen, 33, Paul Gallimore, 33, and Linton Daren Summerfield, 20 were arrested and later charged with robbery after the car they attempted to flee in crashed on the A419.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11058586.Deacons_robbers_sentenced_to_22_years_and_six_months_behind_bars/?ref=var_0


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