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You Are Invited to a JSA Security Seminar at the JCK Las Vegas Show

Home Invasions, Kidnapping, and Keeping Jewelers and their Families Safe

Sunday, June 2, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., Mandalay Bay, Room: Tradewinds C & D

Speakers: John Kennedy, President, JSA and Scoot Guginsky, Vice President, JSA

In the last five months three have been three kidnappings of retail jewelers at their homes who have been taken back to their stores for robberies, including two in which the spouses were held at gunpoint back at the home. In the last year there has also been an upsurge in retail jewelers suffering other crimes at home and away from their stores, including in their driveways. In addition to the serious dangers involved for jewelers, these crimes can also put families and loved ones at risk. This is a “must-attend” security seminar which will include practical recommendations for keeping jewelers and families safe from crime.

JSA personnel will also be available throughout the JCK Show at the Jewelers’ Security Alliance Booth, located at L2, Lobby Bayside.



Annapolis, MD – May 14, 2013

The three black male suspects pictured below were arrested for a theft from a retail jewelry store.  Following the theft jewelry from the store was found in their car, and additional jewelry not from the store but with price tags still attached was also found in their car. Two of the suspects had been pictured in previous JSA Email Crime Alerts dated 11/22/11, 06/21/12 and 11/20/12. The suspects are believed to have been involved in watch and jewelry thefts in Atlanta, GA; Anniston, Auburn, Mountain Brook and Birmingham, AL; Overland Park, Kansas; and Spartanburg, SC. If you have information regarding other incidents possibly involving these suspects, please contact Detective Murphy of the Annapolis Police Department at 410-268-9000 ext. 7268.

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Richardson, TX – May 21, 2013

Two New York diamond dealers left the 5580 LBJ building in Dallas, TX and the police believe that they were followed to a Subway restaurant in Richardson, TX. The diamond dealers then called on a retail store in Richardson and were robbed upon exiting the store. A full-size van with no markings blocked the diamond dealers from leaving. Four suspects, some armed with a gun or a knife, then confronted the salespersons. A silver Chevrolet Impala was also at the robbery scene and is believed to be the same vehicle that was involved in another jewelry robbery two weeks ago also in Richardson. If you have information, contact Detective Jules Farmer of the Richardson Police Department at 972-744-4855.



1. Salespersons should park facing out as close as possible to the store they are visiting,  survey the scene carefully before entering and leaving the store, and, if possible, have store personnel keep an eye on them, or even accompany them, until they get to their vehicle and depart.


2. It is essential to use evasive driving techniques after any jewelry related stop, and to make sure no one is following. Evasive driving techniques may include such procedures as driving at a slow rate of speed and seeing if another car also slows down; making rapid u-turns and left turns; circling the block in a quiet residential neighborhood and seeing if anyone follows; and pulling into a parking lot of a bank, convenience store or fast food restaurant, pausing, and driving out in the opposite direction. Gangs that attack the jewelry industry often use multiple suspects in multiple vehicles, so the fact that one car stops following may not end the risk. Before a salesperson returns home, goes to a hotel, returns a rental car or drives to the next sales call, he or she must be absolutely sure that gang members are not following them.


3. During these evasive driving actions, if you think you are being followed, call 911 and tell the operator that you “are in the jewelry business and are about to be the victim of an armed robbery.”


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