David Harvey Jewelers loses thousands in jewelry during theft
Published 2:35 pm, Monday, January 9, 2012
David Harvey Jewelers lost thousands of dollars worth of jewelry after police responded to an early morning burglary Sunday.
A burglary alarm at David Harvey Jewelers was tripped after three male suspects pried open a rear door with crowbars and began smashing display cases Jan. 8 at 2 a.m., police said. The store told police about $50,000 worth of miscellaneous jewelry was taken and the smashed display cases cost about $70,000.
Surveillance video in the store showed three males enter the store wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts and carrying gray trash bins, police said. All three suspects fled from the store before officers arrived in a dark-colored minivan, police said.
A previous burglary occurred June 28 when three masked men entered the store and ordered customers and employees to get on the ground, police said. The men smashed several jewelry display cases with small sledgehammers and removed jewelry and watches, according to police. No weapons were displayed during the robbery, and the value of the jewelry and watches taken was unknown.
On Sunday, the suspects left the store and drove away in a gray 1989 Toyota Camry registered to a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. The vehicle was driven by a fourth individual. It was not known if the vehicle, which had pillows in the back window, was stolen. The vehicle reportedly traveled westbound on the Post Road and entered I-95 southbound.