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Arkansas Gem Heist Leads to Arrest of 7 Oklahoma Men

A federal prosecutor says seven Oklahomans were involved in a bold but quick 2015 jewelry store robbery in Little Rock, including two men arrested Monday. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said Tuesday that Quinshod Shaw, 27, was arrested in Norman, Oklahoma, …

Jewelry Store Theft Continues to Decline in First Six Months of 2016

The total costs associated with burglary and robbery losses at jewelry stores across the country declined from $33.2 million to $30.8 million, according to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. It’s release of crime statistics for the first six months of 2016 …

Auto Burglaries an Epidemic in San Francisco

Across the street from San Francisco’s main jail, business is booming at Auto Glass Now where more than a dozen motorists show up on an average day to replace windows broken by thieves. “It’s been insane,” said Julio Lara, the …

Communication, Partnering With Police Drive Down Jewelry Industry Thefts

The jewelry industry experienced a 14.7 percent decline in crimes, according to the 2015 Annual Crime Report released by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. The total number of crimes against the industry decreased from 1,381 in 2014 to 1,177 in 2015. …

Oregon Police Arrest 2 in Thefts

Police in the Portland suburb of Beaverton have arrested a Vancouver, Wash., couple in a series of “smash and grab” thefts that ripped GPS units and other valuables from vehicles in hotel and motel parking lots. Officer Pam Yazzolino says …