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A Summary of Rolex Raiders at Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones Rolex Heist

Smashed Shop - Ernest Jones

A gang of motorcycle robbers who smashed into Ernest Jones were thwarted when passers-by tackled them.

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Stolen truck used in ¥10 million jewelry store smash-and-grab

Crime scene of the Smash and Grab

Smash, grab: Thieves used a truck early Monday to smash their way into the Ebisu Jewelry Shop in Kobe before making off with some million worth of goods. KYODO PHOTO

And just a few months ago in Japan… a similar scene, more than familiar…

on 7th April 2009

KOBE (Kyodo) A stolen truck was used in a predawn smash-and-grab jewelry heist Monday in Kobe, police said.

The truck was slammed backward into the Ebisu Jewelry Shop in Chuo Ward at around 4:40 a.m., the police said. The suspects smashed display cases and stole ¥10 million worth of jewelry.

The store’s safe was untouched. The theft took two minutes to pull off, police said.

A passerby saw three men driving away in the truck, which was later found abandoned on a street about 200 meters southwest of the store. The police said the truck had been reported stolen from a local company.

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Smash and dash at Mito jewelry shop

MITO, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) A stolen car was rammed into a jewelry store in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, early Monday and around ¥10 million worth of jewelry was stolen, police said. Officers rushed to the store at around 4 a.m. after its alarm went off and found the car with its engine still running having been driven through the store shutter and a glass door, the police said. Six glass cases had been broken into and some 85 items of jewelry, including rings and necklaces, were taken, they said.

ref : Japan Times Online

6 Arrested In Jewelry Heist in Ohio

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 2:45 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 7:06 PM

Investigators look over the jewelry merchants SUV after Friday nights robbery in Westerville.

Investigators look over the jewelry merchant's SUV after Friday night's robbery in Westerville.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A collaboration of law enforcement agencies that included Westerville police has arrested six people in New Jersey in connection with last week’s robbery of a jewelry merchant, 10TV’s Angela An reported.

Detectives from the Westerville Police Division traveled to the East Coast late Sunday night and assisted in making the arrests on Monday.

Although investigators confirmed that those arrested all had California addresses, their identities were not immediately released, An reported.

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Bandits snatch $4m in armoured Van Heist

Lex Hall | April 21, 2009

Article from: The Australian

MASKED gunmen repeatedly fired shots after they ambushed an armoured van carrying up to $4 million from inside a Sydney security depot, in what is believed to be the nation’s biggest such hold-up.

Police are investigating whether the gang may have had inside help as the hold-up at Lane Cove is the second on a Chubb van on the city’s north shore. Bandits stole up to $2 million in a similar heist in North Sydney in February.

About 4am yesterday, guards from security company Chubb were ambushed inside the depot as they prepared to deliver up to $4 million to ATMs across the city.

A gang of armed men surrounded the three guards as they began work, forcing them to hand over their weapons.

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The Perfect Crime

A police officer on a motorbike drives past the main entrance to Berlins iconic Kaufhaus des Westens department store

A police officer on a motorbike drives past the main entrance to Berlin's iconic Kaufhaus des Westens department store

DNA evidence from a multimillion-euro jewelry heist in Berlin leads to twins with a criminal record, but since the evidence could point to either one, German law says that neither can be convicted:

German law stipulates that each criminal must be individually proven guilty. The problem in the case of the O. brothers is that their twin DNA is so similar that neither can be exclusively linked to the evidence using current methods of DNA analysis. So even though both have criminal records and may have committed the heist together, Hassan and Abbas O. have been set free.”Both brothers have stolidly refused to comment ever since their arrests on February 11. Since no further evidence has become available, police cannot detain them.

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Despite Evidence, Twins Charged in Heist Go Free – Time.com

Hassan and Abbas O. walk free after identical DNA foils heist case – Timesonline.uk

Twins Suspected in Spectacular Jewelry Heist Set Free – Spiegel Online

7 Arrests After Ireland’s Biggest Bank Heist

Irish police officers have made seven arrests and recovered 4 million euros (about $5 million) a day after the biggest bank robbery in Ireland’s history, according to Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTÉ.

At dawn on Friday, more than 7 million euros ($9 million) in cash was taken from a vault in the Bank of Ireland’s historic branch in the center of Dublin by a junior employee whose family had been kidnapped from his home the night before by an armed gang. As The Associated Press explains, while the scale of the theft was unprecedented in the Irish Republic, this type of crime is not unusual:

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