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Traveling Romanian Theft Group Using Stolen Credit Cards At Jewelry Stores July 12, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY—The suspects pictured are reported to be part of a traveling Romanian theft group using stolen credit cards and working in teams to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars in larcenies throughout the United States, says the Jewelers Security AllianceImage: Some of the Romanian gang suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy jewelry.

Members of the group steal credit cards from lockers at fitness centers, and then use the stolen cards to make unauthorized purchases at high-end retail stores, including jewelry stores.

If you have information or come into contact with these individuals, contact Detective Edrian Irizarry of the NYPD Financial Crimes Task Force at (718) 533-2060, or JSA at (212) 687-0328 or

More of the Romanian gang suspected of using stolen credit cards at jewelry stores.

Separately, an exhibitor at a June 19 jewelry show at the Metropolitan Pavilion Show momentarily left merchandise unattended while loading her car to leave the event. The three suspects pictured below top watched the exhibitor when she was leaving at 7:00 p.m. and loading her car. For a brief moment when the car was unlocked and unattended, a male member of the theft crew removed a duffel bag containing a large quantity of jewelry from the back seat of the victim’s car.

The suspects fled the scene in a 2011 Subaru Forester, below bottom. The female suspect is described as 50 to 60 years old, with long hair in a ponytail. One of the male suspects was described as 50 to 60 years old and slim. The other male is described as 30 to 45 years old and overweight, and was seen in surveillance video walking a dog. 

If you have information, contact Detective Metsopulos of the NYPD Manhattan Major Case Squad at (201) 966-5728, or JSA at (212) 687-0328 or

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