Burglary Transpires At J.R.’S Diamonds & Jewelry

SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a burglary that transpired at J.R.’s Diamonds & Jewelry in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, November 18. According to reports, authorities received a call after 1 p.m. at the establishment located on 15053 Ventura Boulevard.

Cameras captured an SUV ramming into the front of the business, before the burglars got out and started to steal items from the store. A large amount of damage was done to the store in the aftermath.

The company has the following message posted on their website:

“We have the very best, lowest prices based on the jewelers’ bible, “The Rap Sheet.” We not only share this diamond trade publication, but we also share all we know about diamonds. We have the largest selection of GIA & EGL USA certified diamonds in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. We are Sherman Oaks’ wholesale jewelry store for everyone.

A lovely experience of shopping at this family-owned shop, with three generations of knowledge & expertise. And we have loads of 5-star ratings on Yelp!”

No information on the suspects or the amount of damage to the business has been disclosed to the public. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.

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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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Missing diamond ring shows up when officers ask questions: Bainbridge Township Police Blotter


Found property: East Washington Street

The day after police began questioning people April 7 in an assisted living facility about the suspected theft of a $90,000, 4-carat diamond engagement ring on March 31, the ring mysteriously appeared in the room next door to the victim.

Although the ring was recovered, the police investigation will continue.

According to the police report, only a finite number of people had access to the victim’s room. Her husband verified that she was wearing the ring the day before it went missing.

Fraud: Chillicothe Road

Police are investigating an incident reported April 8, the day after a resident, 89, was scammed out of $90,000 through an online bank transfer. Further details were not available pending the investigation.

Theft: Market Place Drive

A Bedford man, 60, decided to try a scheme suggested by his friend April 6. He placed cartons of cream cheese under meat packages at Walmart’s self-checkout register so that the scanner would only charge him for the cream cheese.

His plan was foiled after loss prevention personnel saw his half-baked plan and called police.

The suspect admitted to the theft of six packages of meat valued at $283.13 and blamed it on the influence of his friend. He will appear in Chardon Municipal Court.

Theft: Market Place Drive

A middle-aged man entered the Walmart store with an empty shopping cart at 1 p.m. April 5. He pushed it directly to the electronics department, loaded it with a 48-inch flat-screen TV and proceeded to leave the store.

When a store greeter asked to see his receipt, the subject said he had brought the TV in to return it, but had forgotten his receipt, so he was taking it back home. He left with the TV in an older red

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Europe’s biggest footwear retailer Deichmann ‘excited’ to open in Belfast at end of year

A Deichmann store in Staines, England

An artist’s impression of The Keep in Belfast’s Castle Lane, where Deichmann is opening its first Northern Ireland store

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thumbnail: An artist's impression of The Keep in Belfast's Castle Lane, where Deichmann is opening its first Northern Ireland store

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Europe’s biggest footwear retailer has confirmed it’s opening in Belfast later this year on the site of the old BHS store.

Deichmann’s plans to come to Northern Ireland were first revealed by Belfast Telegraph last year. The store will open at The Keep on Castle Lane, a new development that’ll house hospitality, leisure and retail outlets, as well as a rooftop terrace.

Deichmann, which offers its own brand of shoes starting at £5.99, said it had invested £750,000 in the store and would be creating 20 jobs. All stock will be located on the shop floor so that customers don’t have to ask for assistance.

It sells brands such as adidas, Fila, Nike, Puma and Skechers and vows to match the prices of other retailers.

Deichmann says it refunds customers for the difference, plus £1, if they find the same shoes cheaper online or in other shops.

The business, which was founded in 1913 and remains in family ownership, is headquartered in Essen, Germany. The company said it has experienced strong growth throughout the cost-of-living crisis due to its low prices.

Simon Wilson of Deichmann UK said: “We’re excited to open our first store in Northern Ireland. Belfast is a key destination for the brand and we look forward to seeing how the customer responds.

“The store will be opening towards the end of this year and

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Adidas Expands NYC Presence With First Bronx Store

Adidas is expanding its New York City presence with its first-ever retail store in the Bronx.

The nearly 11,000 square-foot store, located at the Mall at Bay Plaza, will officially open this weekend and will include a digital footwear wall to access more details about products, digital store windows and service areas to help assist in product searches.

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The store opening highlights Adidas’ commitment to deepening its local connection with consumers in “Key Cities,” such as New York.

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“We are thrilled to officially open our newest store in the Bronx,” said LaNiece Douglas, Adidas VP of retail in North America, in a statement “This is an important one for us in our Key City New York. We can’t wait to welcome everyone and really see it come to life.”

To mark the store’s opening, Adidas is hosting a community celebration for local creators and consumers. Bronx native and creative designer Jae Tips will showcase his artwork that he made for the store and the first 100 shoppers who shop there will receive a special tote bag.

Other than New York, Adidas’ key cities include Tokyo, Shanghai, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles. Adidas said in March of 2021 that it plans to double the number of its Key Cities from these 6 to twelve, adding Mexico City, Berlin, Moscow, Dubai, Beijing and Seoul. In China, Adidas’ has outlined a goal to create ties with local Chinese consumers via local storytelling, partnerships with Chinese athletes and a collection of localized product.

Nike in September launched its first-ever store in the Bronx as part of a similar goal to connect with communities. This store opening was a part of nike-harlem-store-opening-1203362635/” data-ylk=”slk:Nike’s Unite retail concept;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Nike’s Unite retail concept,

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Hoka opens first concept store in the Philippines

Professional and recreational runners have a new destination they can run to for shoes and apparel that fit their lifestyle.

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Hoka offers highly-cushioned, lightweight, and breathable shoes that are also fashion-forward.

Hoka, the athletic shoe company that originated in Annecy, France, finally opened its first concert store in the Philippines. With established stores in the UK and US, the brand has been pursuing its plans of global expansion by setting up stores in Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, and now in the country.

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Its first concept store in the Philippine offers a unique experience: it even has a treadmill where customers can test on their pair.

More than just a shoe shop, the brand prides itself as a hub for hardcore and leisure runners around the globe.

Located at Ayala Malls Manila Bay (2nd Floor, Bldg B), the store houses the fashion-forward shoes and apparel the brand is known for.

Celebrities Laureen Uy, Tim Yap and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio grace the Hoka Concept Store opening.

Celebrities Laureen Uy, Tim Yap and Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio grace the Hoka Concept Store opening.

Besides offering their items that Bella Hadid, Adam Sandler, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Palthrow, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon have been spotted wearing, Hoka provides the total experience fit for runners, joggers and even casual city walkers.

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Okotoks’ under-construction shopping centre 70 per cent leased

D’Arcy Crossing will open in spring 2023 as B.C.-based developer looks to add more restaurants to ‘right’ tenant mix

D’Arcy Crossing, which will bring 150,000 square feet of retail and office space to the north end of Okotoks, Alberta, is starting to take shape. 

The commercial component of the D’Arcy development, anchored by a 47,000-square-foot Safeway and a 17,000-square-foot Shoppers Drug Mart, is expected to open next spring, according to Isaac Beall, a senior director with Vancouver-based Anthem Properties. 

Beall said about 70 per cent of the shopping centre has already been leased and he expects it will be very close to fully leased by its April 1, 2023 scheduled opening date. 

In addition to the two anchor tenants, there will also be a 10,000-square-foot Dollarama, a 6,000-square-foot Safeway liquor store as well as a Pet Valu, Starbucks and Popeyes, among others. 

Beall said they’re focused on lease agreements with larger format restaurants, but he wasn’t able to make any announcements at this time.  

“It will be filled out with the smaller operators that come later, food service operators, doctors, dentists, hair salons, those kinds of things,” he said. 

After stripping and grading of the site late last year and foundations installed throughout winter, framing is now being erected for the nine buildings that will surround a central parking lot. 

“You’re seeing a whole bunch of steel going up on the site recently so now it’s very, very obvious it’s under construction,” Beall said.  

He said the first buildings are expected to be completed later this year to give tenants time to make leasehold improvements prior to next spring’s opening. A two-storey office building on High Street will be the last to be completed, likely by June of next year. 

Beall said the north end of Okotoks

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Shoe store good fit for Hastings since 1970 | News

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. has been a Hastings staple to shop for footwear since 1970.

With its roots beginning in Shenandoah, Iowa, Brown’s later expanded into several Nebraska cities including Hastings.

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Locally Owned Shoe Store Cuts Ribbon in Boardman – Business Journal Daily

BOARDMAN, Ohio — A shoe retailer can be found in nearly every shopping center in Boardman, but one local business is stepping up to give customers a more personalized option.

Status 330 owner Dominick Brown says that a local shoe store stands out from the shoe company giants because it directly benefits the community.

“An independent shoe store stands out from its competitors because it’s local. We want to be able to bring more local business to our community versus franchise business because we want to support local, and grow local,” Brown says.

The store, at 4302 Market St., sells mainly sneakers and a few apparel items. Brown says Yeezys and the Jordan and Air Max sneakers from Nike are some of the most popular styles and brands right now. He says that what he doesn’t have in store can easily be ordered – part of his promise to offer better, more personalized customer service than chain stores.

What is not in stock can be ordered, the owner says.

“We try to be as personal as possible to our customers. We want to focus on our customers and satisfy their needs. And we want them to walk out of here being happy about their purchase,” Brown says.

Brown conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. His store opened for business on June 19, which he considers fitting given the Juneteenth holiday and being a Black-owned business.

Status 330 is his first venture into the business world, but he says it’s going well so far.

“More and more people are finding out about it, and we just want people to continue supporting local businesses regardless of what it is — it helps stabilize our community,” he says.

Customers Whitney Mace and Nicole Pancake say they like being able to

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‘I don’t feel safe to be here anymore’: El Monte sneaker shop shuttered after repeated break-ins

An El Monte business owner is shutting down his brick-and-mortar shop after a group of bandits broke into his store and made off with merchandise, then another break-in was attempted.

Exchanged Hype, a high-end sneaker store, opened in owner Efrain Gonzalez’s native El Monte in February.

The shop in Tito’s Plaza was broken into right after it opened, but it wasn’t until after another break-in attempt at the beginning of August that Gonzalez decided to call it quits.

“Yeah it just hit me hard and I don’t know what to do anymore at this point. A lot of money, a lot of mentally — I’m only 20, you know? It hurts me a lot to like close it, because this was my store,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez told KTLA the shoe store was more about people than profits, but now, he’s reverted to operating online only, as he’s done since 2017.

“I don’t feel safe to be here anymore and it’s just sad,” he said. “My door’s broken, my gate’s broken, glass broken, the floor’s broken — there’s a little hole — my shoes are scattered everywhere.”

Gonzalez believes the criminal justice system needs to get tougher with these types of culprits, as the brick-and-mortar business model is simply too much of a headache right now.

His total losses topped $10,000 between costs like store damage and stolen merchandise.

Gonzalez said he filled out police reports and asks anyone with information to contact the El Monte Police Department.

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