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Seattle Antique Jewelry Store Targeted in Overnight Smash-and-Grab Robbery August 02, 2022 (0 comments)

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Seattle, WA--An antique jewelry store near Pike Place Market was targeted during an overnight smash-and-grab robbery last week.

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A report states that the suspects cleared multiple jewelry cases in Isadoras Antique Jewelry in a matter of minutes and left in an SUV. The vehicle, notes the report, is in the police's custody.

“We can’t open," the store owner and manager said, as per the news report. "All of the cases are broken. All of the doors are broken. [They took] antique jewelry, lots of gold of course, and whatever they could do in the three or four minutes they were here, they did.”

The owner also told the outlet that the suspects were the same persons who tried to break into the store through its front door in an incident that happened the weekend prior.

The loss appears devastating for the business. “Most of the jewelry in here is 100 to 200 years old," the owner reportedly said. "So, it's historical, it’s craftsmanship.”

It's uncertain when the store will reopen next — perhaps weeks before its front window can be replaced. Besides, there's a shortage of glass. The owner blames the multiple break-ins for the shortage.

“The amount of break-ins in the city are just consuming wood and glass, and it’s just not a good time to be broken into because you’re going to wait,” she reportedly said.

However, the family-owned business is not deterred —nothing's to stop them from continuing to operate in this well-established location, where they've been for the past 15 years. 

“Our friends, our neighbors - this has happened to a lot of people down here,” the owner explained in the report, adding that she supports the city's plans to hire and retain more officers.

“Seattle’s an incredible city, and we have to save it. We have to keep going in the right direction,” she reportedly added.

Read the original news report.

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