Man steals multiple diamond rings from Jewelry store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man stole an entire tray of diamond rings from Mufasa Memphis Jeweler, but weeks later, Memphis police are still searching for the thief.

The jewelry store theft occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Officers were advised that a man came into the store to inquire about some jewelry. The man pretended to exit the store by opening the door and sounding the door alarm, but he hid inside the business, police say.

While the worker was distracted, the man allegedly stole an entire tray of rings from behind the counter.

MPD says that theft was not apparent until an inventory check when workers at the jewelry store noticed several rings were missing.

Video surveillance showed the man as he walked slowly to the counter, looked around, and reached over the display case to open the door.

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The male removed a tray which contained 12 diamond rings, put the rings into his pants and walked out of the business, police say.

The suspect is described as a male with long dreads, between 27-37 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-2, and around 150-180 pounds. MPD says he was wearing a black muscle shirt, dark jean pants, and black and white shoes.

No arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this incident, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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THE NOW LANDMARK JEWELERS BUILDING ROSE UP IN THE HEART OF BOSTON FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. JEWELRY AND WATCH BUSINESSES HAVE THRIVED HERE. IT WAS IN 1933 WHEN JOSEPH GANN, A DETERMINED WATCH REPAIRMAN, DECIDED TO START A BUSINESS HERE. HE ULTIMATELY EXPANDED TO JEWELRY. I CAME OUT OFFICIALLY WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE ARMY AT THAT TIME, I STARTED THE CHINA DEPARTMENT BECAUSE HE WOULD LET ME GO NEAR THE DIAMONDS. HERBERT GANN GRADUATED TO THE SPARKLING INVENTORY. WHEN HE TOOK OVER, JOSEPH GANN JEWELERS FROM HIS FATHER. WE DO A LOT OF DESIGN WORK REMODELING WORK, AND THAT’S WHERE THE NEXT GENERATION COMES IN. HIS SONS THEN DOING THE SAME. WE KNOW WHAT LOOKS GOOD, WHAT’S GOING TO WORK, WHAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK. MATT AND JOSH CAN SAY A PORTION OF THEIR BUSINESS IS REWORKING PIECES GIFTED BY LOVED ONES. WE TOOK THE DIAMONDS OUT OF THE WEDDING BAND AND MADE A BRACELET. THIS IS ALL DONE BY HAND. IT’S A PROCESS AND USUALLY WE START WITH WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR THE MOST? IS IT A RING? IS IT A NECKLACE? ONE LONGTIME CUSTOMER HAD SEVERAL ITEMS SHE WANTED TO MAKE INTO ONE. SHE HAD A PAIR OF PRINCESS CUT DIAMONDS DUDS THAT SHE NO LONGER WORE. SHE HAD HER OLD ENGAGEMENT RING, WHICH HAD AN EMERALD CUT STONE, AND THEN SHE HAD HER LATE HUSBAND’S DIAMOND RING. AND THIS IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT. SOMETIMES PEOPLE COME IN WITH OLD JEWELRY AND JUST WANT US TO TO FIX IT UP, TO MAKE IT WEARABLE FOR THE NEXT 75 YEARS. SO

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Fordham Heights: Jewelry Store Bandits Make off with $2.15 Million in Diamonds


By DAVID GREENE

POLICE SAY THE pictured individual was buzzed into Rocco’s Jewelry store, located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights, and held the door open for three others who smashed a display case and made off with over $2 million in diamonds and high-end jewelry on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for four men who brazenly walked into a Webster Avenue jewelry store and used a hammer to smash at least one display case, before fleeing on foot down a busy Webster Avenue with over $2 million in gems.

 

BROKEN GLASS SITS atop jewelry left behind by four bandits who made off with $2.15 million in high-end jewelry during a daylight smash and grab of Rocco’s Jewelry store located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights on Friday, August 5, 2022. 
Photo by David Greene

Officers from the 46th Precinct were called to Rocco’s Jewelry, located at 2521 Webster Avenue just south of the northern Fordham Heights border at 2:38 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5.

 

BANDITS SMASHED THIS display case of Rocco’s Jewelry, located on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights, with a hammer and made off with more than $2 million in high-end jewelry on Friday, August 5, 2022.
Photo by David Greene

According to a police source, “An unknown individual approached the front door and was buzzed inside of the store by an employee. The individual then held the door open for an additional three individuals.

 

Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to smash open the display case and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry.”

 

THE IRON GATE of Rocco’s Jewelry store on Webster Avenue in Fordham Heights is pulled partially down and tape blocks the entrance after four bandits made off with over
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