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


Thief steals $10,000 watch from Scottsdale store

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/171297803-story

– 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.