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Baltimore Jewelry Heist: String of Smash-and-Grabs Strikes Pikesville Store August 21, 2023 (0 comments)


Baltimore, MD--The hunt is on for perpetrators behind a bold robbery at Radcliffe Jewelers in Pikesville. Baltimore County Police report that a stolen van was driven straight into the store's front, with the culprits escaping with merchandise valued at $700,000.

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In the aftermath of the burglary, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the store resumed operations, even as owners addressed the significant damages.

In a CBS news report, a local employee, Kate Uecker, expressed her astonishment that Witnessing an entire vehicle crash into a store and then a heist unfold is just unbelievable. "I mean, they lock up all the jewelry at night, so how much realistically could they have stolen? $700,000, apparently. Wow," Uecker said, as per the report.

Upon the alarm being activated during the burglary, police were promptly alerted. However, by the time they arrived, the culprits had fled the scene in a separate getaway vehicle, leaving the van they used for the break-in.

"Our detectives are currently looking through all surveillance," Baltimore County Police Det. Trae Corbin noted in the report. "Not necessarily just at the jewelry store, but in the area, too, to try to figure out information about the vehicle that was brought there and the suspects."

Per the report, there is growing speculation among authorities that this incident might be tied to other recent smash-and-grabs in the vicinity. Detective Corbin urges business owners to enhance security, emphasizing the need to secure valuables and ensure cash registers remain empty post-closing.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Baltimore County detectives. Anonymous tips can be provided via the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Learn more in the CBS news report.


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