Massachusetts jewelers hit by wave of burglaries
Jewelry stores in several Massachusetts communities have been the target of a series of burglaries.
Thieves struck in Burlington, Everett and Medford, Boston Globe reports.
At around 5 a.m. Thursday, burglars hit Gold N ‘Oldies Jewelry and Antiques in Everett. Steel grates kept them from taking anything of real value. They only managed to take a silver ring worth barely $ 30. A broken door was repaired on the day of the crime.
On Sunday, December 12, thieves broke into A Touch of Midas Jewelers in Burlington and Roland’s Jewelry in Medford, according to the World.
The Burlington burglary happened around 3 a.m. and resulted in a window shattering.
“They smashed a bunch of our cases, got nothing and left,” said David Milano, owner of A Touch of Midas Jewelers, adding that “they didn’t get anything to make us croak.”
The burglary in Medford occurred just before 6 a.m. and allegedly involved “a group of six to nine people”, according to the World. After breaking down a door, “they broke four crates and took jewelry from two of the crates,” Tom O’Leary, Roland’s jewelry director, told the newspaper.
The thieves took about $ 12,000 from Roland and caused up to $ 4,000 in damage, he said.
âLooks like it’s a sign of the times,â he said. âPeople are desperate. “
Read more at Boston Globe.