Old Town Scottsdale Shop Ransacked by Thieves


Posted: Sep 20, 2016 8:49 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 10:19 PM
By Jeff Van Sant

A Scottsdale jewelry store was ransacked by thieves who stole up to $100,000 worth of items in just a matter of minutes.

Native Traditions is a shop that’s been in Old Town Scottsdale for 30 years and this is the first time thieves have broken in.

The shop is filled with expensive Native American jewelry and art. Most of the items are one-of-a-kind pieces that can’t be replaced.

Shop owner Sue Amireh says it’s a huge hit to the business.

“You just feel like you’re invaded. Your privacy is invaded. You don’t feel safe,” Amireh said.


The thieves broke through the glass window in the front of the store and used some kind of rope to attach it to a pickup truck they were using.

They managed to rip the frame of the door completely out and ran inside to get what they wanted.

“Very scary. Just don’t expect it here,” Amireh said.

Luckily, the store is equipped with several cameras so they were able to get the entire heist on camera.

Scottsdale police officers are investigating and the store is offering a $2,000 reward for any information that can help lead to an arrest.

This was put on by dumb fucks for sure. Who the hell steals native american jewelry? It is silver and turquoise!


Suspect arrested in $3M Drake tour bus jewelry heist


4:29 a.m. EDT September 8, 2016

Phoenix Police recovered $3 million in jewelry that was stolen Tuesday in the city from a tour bus used by Drake and Future.

Police said they tracked down the suspect, Travion Lamar King, 21, to a Maricopa County jail, where he was booked early Wednesday on suspicion of criminal trespassing after Arizona State University police found him on the school’s Tempe campus.

Surveillance video helped police identify King as a suspect in the tour-bus burglary. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a Phoenix police spokesman, said King was recognizable because of his previous contract work with local concert venues.

A briefcase containing the jewelry was stolen from a Drake and Future tour bus sometime between 10 and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. It happened during the concert at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

This Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, photo released by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office show suspect Travion King. King, 21, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a theft of $3 million worth of jewelry that was taken from a tour bus being used by the rapper Drake and DJ Future the Prince while they were performing Tuesday. (Photo: Uncredited, AP)

Police would not say to whom the jewelry belonged, but Lewis confirmed it did not belong to Drake. He said in a statement Wednesday evening that the “property has been recovered as well and officers will be working with the victim to account for the items reported stolen.”

Representatives for Drake did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday and a representative for Future the Prince declined to comment on the theft case, the Associated Press reported.

Lewis said King was being re-booked into jail in connection with the burglary.

Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour was expected to resume Wednesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Thief steals $10,000 watch from Scottsdale store


– A brazen theft at a Scottsdale jewelry store happened in broad daylight of several customers, and it was caught on camera.

Police are now asking for the public to help catch the suspects who stole a $10,000 Rolex watch.

The suspects entered the store at the Isaac Jewelers shop at Kierland Commons and posed as customers. When one tried on the watch, they ran off with it.

“Even though we had a bit of suspicion they are customers in my store when you walk in we have to treat them like customers,” said Frank Isaac.

“Rolex is a watch you can resell very quickly. He knows the name and that we had that one, in particular, he went for knowing it was going to be $9,000 to $10,000 resale,” said Isaac.

Seconds after putting on the watch the suspect looked around and ran out of the store. The owner says he and the manager were armed, but there were customers in the store.

“We didn’t want anybody to get hurt. That’s our main concern, especially sine I had customers with kids in the store and I didn’t want to freak them out,” he said.

Police say this is a pretty unusual case in that the thieves didn’t try to hide. And knew they’d be caught on camera.

“If people are going to commit a crime they don’t want to be seen or be caught. So when you see a high profile location like a jewelry store, and you know there are cameras there and in broad daylight, it’s a little concerning,” said James Rothschild with Silent Witness.

No threats were made, and no one was hurt. The owner has now added more security cameras and changed up the store’s customer service policy.

This is why having a non-lethal option available is also a good idea!  And, be in good enough shape to chase and catch these motherfuckers!  Hard to do sometimes in the fancy leather sole shoes, understood.  Stupid punks like this will eventually be caught, if not for this, for something else.