The museum is asking for the public’s help in finding thousands of pieces of ancient gold jewelry and gemstones stolen from a storeroom.
Police say Douglas Wayne Gamble also swapped natural diamonds for synthetic stones and failed to return customers’ repairs.
The suspect used bear spray to subdue employees and bystanders then stole $800,000 worth of jewelry.
The men allegedly moved more than $600 million by using their 47th Street jewelry businesses as fronts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
“Everybody Loves Diamonds” is an eight-part drama detailing the execution of one of the largest thefts in history.
The alleged crime ring was said to be targeting jewelry stores owned by Asian Americans.
Keith Poynter Jr. was sentenced earlier this month for a series of armed robberies in 2019.
People in the U.K. and Europe have been unexpectedly receiving rings in the mail accompanied by fake Gem-A certificates.
GPS tracking information from a stolen Rolex helped investigators identify the suspects wanted for the robbery at Heller Jewelers.
Two men and a woman made off with an estimated $11 million to $16.5 million worth of jewels, said authorities.
The robbery follows a string of smash-and-grab robberies reported in California this summer.
Police are investigating six robberies in SoCal, and a seventh in Northern California that may be connected.
Two suspects robbed Boozer’s Jewelers of more than $1.7 million in jewels, according to owner Brad Boozer.
Paul “Tony Pro” Prosano was one of three men charged in connection with the murder of Marco Jewelers owner Mark Vuono.
Jewelers need to make sure their cameras are working, and someone has to respond to any and all alerts from the alarm company, JSA said.
Jewelers of America and The Plumb Club will present “Protecting Your Jewelry Store—Essential Security Measures” on June 28 at 2 p.m. EDT.
They’ve occurred at jewelry stores across the state over the first two weekends in June, said officials.
The alleged robbers stole $2 million worth of jewelry, including a diamond necklace weighing 76 carats.
The online 16-course “Safety and Security Academy” aims to educate jewelers on crime prevention and loss mitigation.
Officials allege a “complex network” of entities helped Nazem Said Ahmad deal in diamonds and artwork in the U.S. despite being sanctioned.
Karl Roberson is accused of stealing more than $200,000 worth of jewelry and watches from a childhood friend.