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.

Store manager arrested after buying jewelry stolen from Pinecrest home, police say

Oscar Ivan Sequeira faces charges of dealing in stolen property, grand theft


By Amanda Batchelor – Senior Digital Editor

Posted: 2:40 PM, July 07, 2016 Updated: 2:40 PM, July 07, 2016

PINECREST, Fla. – A store manager was arrested last week for buying jewelry that was stolen from a home in Pinecrest, authorities said.

Pinecrest police said Oscar Ivan Sequeira, 34, is the manager of Xodium Jewelry and Watch Repair, which is inside Southland Mall.

According to police, three men broke into two Pinecrest homes and stole more than $500,000 worth of jewelry.

Police said the men first broke into a home May 27 and stole a safe that contained $500,000 in jewelry. The group later burglarized another home on June 9 and stole more jewelry valued at $10,000, authorities said.

Police said the men later sold the jewelry to Sequeira for $1,300.

Raderius Glenn Collins, 18, and Marcus Terrell Parker, 27, were arrested after police found a video on Facebook of the men showing the money off that police said the men received for the stolen merchandise.

Police said one of the suspects said he saw some of the gold jewelry being melted down at the store.

The third man involved in the incident has not been arrested.

Sequeira faces charges of dealing in stolen property and grand theft.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

FCSO: Man uses hatchet to break into Palm Coast jewelry store 3 times

Store robbed for 2nd time in 11 months


PALM COAST — Employees at Greg Lynn Jewelers off Old Kings Road had a rude welcome when they arrived to work Tuesday morning, finding shattered glass littering the front entrance of the Palm Coast jewelry shop, vestiges of an apparent “smash-and-grab” burglary.

Flagler County sheriff’s deputies later arrested Craig Chavez, 51, of Reinhardt Lane in connection with the Tuesday morning break-in. The Palm Coast man faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief, theft of utilities, and possession of burglary tools in connection with the incident. He remained jailed Tuesday night on $10,000 bail, booking records show.

According to Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Troiano, Chavez used a hatchet to break out windows and enter the store twice early Tuesday morning. The first time came about 6 a.m. when he entered the shop with a plastic bag over his face and took a bag with nothing valuable in it. He was able to get away without triggering an alarm, according to investigation reports.

But Troiano said Chavez returned about an hour later and used a hatchet to break out another window, this time using a T-shirt to conceal his face. He took between 13 and 15 bracelets with a combined value of $500 and left, but not before exposing the license tag of his getaway vehicle. Troiano said also Chavez returned a third time with nothing covering his face.

Investigators traced the vehicle tag to the registered owner, who turned out to be Chavez’s girlfriend. Troiano said she told them that only she and Chavez used the vehicle, and deputies found and questioned Chavez. After he was arrested, they also recovered several of the stolen items. Some were stashed near the jewelry shop and other bracelets were found in Chavez’s dresser. Officials said they have returned several of the stolen items to the shop’s owners and the others are being processed as evidence.

The break-in resulted in between $3,000 and $4,000 in damage to the store, Troiano said.

It was the second such burglary in less than a year at Greg Lynn Jewelers, 101 Flagler Plaza Drive. Two men broke out the glass during an early morning robbery last July moments after they tried and failed to break into Sharp’s Liquor store, which sits two doors down from the jewelry store.

No arrests have been made in any of those cases and Troiano said investigators do not believe Chavez was involved with those robberies.