They bought and resold jewels from a South America-based gang that targeted traveling salespeople across the United States.
The men are charged with the theft of 18th century royal jewels from the museum in Dresden, Germany in November 2019.
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The organization will also present a three-hour “security bootcamp” at JCK Las Vegas on Sunday, Aug. 29.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Louisville, Kentucky found counterfeit David Yurman jewelry, Rolex watches, and more.
The men allegedly stole, or attempted to steal, watches worth hundreds of thousands of dollars off victims’ wrists.
The Institute’s “Jewelers on a Mission” campaign is working to unite the industry.
They most recently stole from two jewelry stores in Utah, according to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance.
FBI agents nabbed Santiago Mora in Miami on a warrant related to a separate federal case.
Jose Francisco Valiente-Martinez allegedly shot and killed a man inside his Gilroy store on June 24.
Buyers may be excited about online diamond deals, but there are uncertainties surrounding the authenticity and clarity of the diamonds.
Never getting off the cell phone, heavy jackets in the heat of summer and coming in and out of the store can be signs something is amiss.