Serial Jewelry Store Burglar Strikes Again
A man suspected of robbing a Newtown Township jewelry store on three occasions is believed to have burglarized a Horsham Township jewelry store on Wednesday.
Authorities said Jems Jewels and Gold in Horsham Township was burglarized early Wednesday morning in a similar fashion as a string of thefts at Mayfair Jewelers in Newtown Township over the last month. The same suspect is believed to have also burglarized a Costco in Montgomery Township.
The man, who authorities described as a white male 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, muscular build with dark hair, is said to have pried open the back door of the Horsham Township store to gain entrance. Authorities said that was the same way the Newtown Township merchant was robbed.
During the Costco robbery, the man hid inside the store until after closing, police said. Once the store closed, the suspect is said to have exited his hiding spot, entered the jewelry section of the store and smashed the display counter using a 40-inch TV, police said.
More than $91,000 in jewelry was taken from Costco, police said.
In all instances, the suspect allegedly smashed jewelry cases. In Newtown, he made off with goods valued at more than $100,000, according to NBC10.
Horsham Police have declined to say how much was stolen from Jems Jewels and Gold.