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These photos supplied by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance show the man and woman wanted in a triple homicide at a jewelry store and pawn shop in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday. The photo at bottom is of a 2013 red Dodge Charger SRT, the type of vehicle involved in the case.
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects wanted in the triple homicide.
Jewelers’ Security Alliance President John J. Kennedy said jewelers need to be aware of continued distraction thefts by “Gypsies” and to be on alert for credit card fraud.
Randy Abalkhad, the former owner of Romano’s Jewelers stores, pleaded guilty to charges of identity theft and fraud.
There were eight attacks on traveling salespeople and jewelers away from their stores in October, about four times the monthly average seen so far this year.
Up to $3,000 is being offered for information in connection to the fatal shooting of a Milwaukee store owner during an Oct. 31 robbery.
Kimberly Galvin was let go by the Women’s Jewelry Association and has been arrested after it was discovered that she allegedly had been funneling money meant for the WJA into her own accounts.
The Jewelers Security Alliance said the increase is due to a gang of “Romanian Gypsies” allegedly targeting retail jewelry stores in the United States.
Coverage of the Kim K. robbery, best-selling bridal, and the new campaign promoting diamonds were among the most popular articles on National Jeweler last week.
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