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JSA Offering Reward in Case of Murdered NYC Store Owner

CrimeApr 25, 2022

JSA Offering Reward in Case of Murdered NYC Store Owner

Arasb Shoughi, 60, was beaten during a robbery in his Queens store in late March and died three weeks later.

The New York Police Department is looking for the man wanted in the murder of pawn shop owner Arasb Shoughi, and JSA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 in the case. The suspect is pictured here in images provided by the NYPD.
New York—The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the murder of a Queens, New York pawn shop owner.
 
On the afternoon of March 28, the suspect entered the Global Pawn Shop in Jamaica, Queens, and tried to sell watches to store owner Arasb Shoughi, according to a Daily News report.
 
The suspect allegedly forced Shoughi to the back of the store, knocking him to the ground and beating him with a metal rod.
 
The suspect also stole miscellaneous jewelry items from the store, JSA said, before fleeing the scene.
 
The 60-year-old Shoughi was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries, said the report. 

On April 17, three weeks after the robbery, he succumbed to his injuries.
 
 Related stories will be right here … 
 
The suspect is described as a 5’7” tall male weighing around 150 pounds with a medium build, according to a statement from the New York Police Department.
 
He was last seen wearing a green Adidas baseball hat, a black face mask, a dark blue jacket with a hood, a black backpack, dark green pants and black shoes. 

 
There had been no arrests as of last week, and the investigation remains ongoing, said the NYPD.
 
Those with information about the suspect or attempts to sell the jewelry can contact JSA at 212-687-0328 or email jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org
 
They can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
 
All calls to JSA and Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.
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