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Since nearly all crimes against jewelers are perpetrated by someone who has been watching the store, Jewelers Mutual has created a video to help retailers train their staff on the signs of casing.
Jewelers Mutual’s David Sexton said jewelers shouldn’t overshare their vacation plans on social media or let their guard down just because business can slow down in the summertime. 
John Dasher, owner of The Diamond House in Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to buying jewelry that he knew had been stolen in home invasions.
The last two suspects wanted in connection with the April kidnapping and robbery of a Jewelers’ Row employee have been arrested and were ordered to be held without bond Monday.
Sean Robinson and Kendal Thompson entered pleas in connection with armed robberies performed by an organized crew at high-end jewelry and watch stores in four states. 
Three men robbed Tourneau’s Madison Avenue store Tuesday afternoon in an armed smash-and-grab incident, firing a gun twice and eventually fleeing with several Rolex watches.
The men received 30 years behind bars while a fifth man involved, who was the shooter, was sentenced to life in prison earlier this year.  
A half-dozen individuals who might be linked to a Detroit-based robbery crew were arrested earlier this month after smashing showcases and stealing jewelry from a Jared store near South Bend, Ind.
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