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One dead, others injured in robbery “gone really, really bad”

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2 suspects in custody, third arrest possible. Could be linked to another jewelry store robbery. 

A man who was killed trying to stop a robbery at a San Antonio, Texas, mall is being hailed as a good Samaritan, and police have arrested two suspects who will face murder charges.

"What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. "It's absolutely senseless."

Jewelers of Louisiana opens application for funds to benefit jewelers impacted by Louisiana floods

(NEW ORLEANS) - Over 100 people employed in the jewelry industry were impacted by the August floods in South Louisiana. Jewelers of Louisiana, a statewide organization representing over 1,500 employees, has established a fund to help anyone in the jewelry industry affected by the floods. Over $3,700 had been raised by the fundraising drive.


Jewelry salesman goes missing under suspicious circumstances

bryon macron missing nbcnewsEarly in the morning on Friday, December 16 Bryon Macron left his home and has not been seen since. Macron has been a Lafayette Township (Medina County, OH) Trustee since 2010 and has a long career in the jewelry industry. He worked many years in retail and then moved into sales on the supply side, most recently as national sales manager at Monelle Designs where he worked after a 2-year stint at AV Diamonds.

24K Club SEUS accepting applications for 2017 scholarships

24KThe 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States (SEUS) is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for multiple scholarships. Individuals employed in the jewelry industry for a minimum of 2 years, currently working in the industry and holding residence in the following states are eligible and encouraged to contact a Club member and apply: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV. The deadline for application submission is June 23, 2017.

Police searching for suspects in $6M New Years Eve jewelry heist

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Three jewel thieves ended 2016 with a $6 million score, raiding safes at a Midtown jewelry wholesaler just after the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve.

Authorities believe the heist was an inside job, police sources said, since the thieves didn’t even have to crack the safes when they got inside.

“The safes were opened. They didn't even have to pry,” said one police source.