1 killed, 3 on the run in Conroe jewelry store robbery

http://www.click2houston.com/news/church-school-on-lockdown-after-reports-of-jewelry-store-robbery-in-conroe

By Keith Garvin – Anchor/Reporter , Phil Archer – Reporter
Posted: 2:48 PM, October 03, 2016
Updated: 10:26 PM, October 03, 2016

CONROE – Conroe police are investigating an attempted jewelry store robbery that resulted in a shootout between suspects and store employees that left one of the suspects dead.

According to reports, four armed men entered Jeff’s Jewelry at 4890 W. Davis Street around 12:40 p.m. demanding jewelry, cash, and a purse from an elderly customer.

Conroe P.D. Lt. Dorcy McGinnis said as the robbers scattered through the store, an employee pulled a pistol.

Customers were also caught in the crossfire.

“There were some customers because they were demanding the purse from an elderly female,” McGinnis said. “Trying to take her purse from her.”
One of the suspects fired at him. Three employees returned fire, including owner Jeff Turner, who police say was armed with an assault rifle. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other suspects ran from the store and drove off in a rented, Chyslyer 300. They abandoned it about a mile from the store and fled on foot. They remain at large.

Reports of the robbery led to the lockdown of a nearby Conroe school and a church, according to reports.

Peet Middle School was on lockdown because of police activity.

A witness told KPRC2 that a First United Methodist Church was also on lockdown.

Shannon Harris runs a boutique next door to the jewelry store. She said it’s the second time gunmen have attempted to rob the store.

“Two years ago this happened, so they were prepared,” Harrris said. “We feel pretty protected, but we’re not really protected anymore. It’s kind of sad. Losing that small-town feel.”

In November 2014, employees arrived to find four men trying to smash their way through the front door with sledge hammers.

Those suspects left the scene after one of the employees brandished a shotgun.

Police have not released the identity of the man who was killed. They said they are following leads on the other three men who remain on the loose.

2016 Click2Houston/KPRC2


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LAPD Says $2M Worth Of Jewelry Stolen During Hollywood Hills Home Invasion

This story was a little confusing at first, because the name of the business this guy owns is, “Diamond Supply Co.,” but they do not supply diamonds, rather they are a skateboard hardware company.


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/03/lapd-says-2m-worth-of-jewelry-stolen-during-hollywood-hills-home-invasion/

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) —  The Los Angeles Police Department says more than $2 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a Hollywood Hills residence during a home invasion robbery early Sunday.

The incident took place in the 1800 block of Sunset Plaza Drive.

Police say five armed men stole the jewelry as well as a pistol and a rifle.

Authorities are not saying if anyone was injured during the home invasion.

KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen spoke to friends and neighbors of the alleged victim who says he was roughed up.

It’s a story that is Only On 9.

Ted Dhanick and Donna Hui say their Hollywood Hills neighborhood is still buzzing hours after the home invasion robbery.

Friends and neighbors say the house belongs to Nick Tershay who’s also known as Nick Diamond – seen on many YouTube videos as an entrepreneur and fashionista.

He owns a company called Diamond Supply Co. The company runs a storefront in the Fairfax District specializing in skateboarding hardware and a fashion line inspired by hip hop music.

“We heard that someone got beat up, ” said friend Dhanick.

Diamond’s security team told Nguyen their client has a knot on his head after getting roughed up by the invaders.

One neighbor was surprised to find out that another resident kept so much of value in his home.

“Why would you keep $2 million worth of stuff in your house?” said John Devoe, a neighbor.

“He’s always got people staying there,” said Ghanick, “He’s got a lot of friends. So it could’ve been anyone.”

Friends said Diamond moved into the expensive neighborhood — with its expansive views of the LA basin — last year.

There was an open house about six months ago.

“I went in and looked. So many floors and cubicles and a pool and everything, but it looks to me like a party house,” said a man named Randy.

According the the website Zillow, the home is back on the market for $8 million.


Zillow is constantly updating.  I checked Zillow, and the house did not show that it was on the market for $8M.  Their Zestimate® was $7,662,883, but that is not meaningful, and does not translate to “on the market.”  Zillow listing for 1853 Sunset Plaza Drive.  If the author of this article was off on these details, I would imagine there are other details they missed as well.