National Jeweler - Armed Thieves Rob Madison Ave. Tourneau
One of those most dangerous and daring robberies of all. Daylight, busy area, and guns fired in a smash and grab. I do worry that armored showcase glass increases the danger for employees or customers present. The longer the bad guys with the guns struggle to get the goods the more violence may escalate.
Jewelers’ Security Alliance President John Kennedy said that Tuesday’s incident was the first in a long time where smash-and-grab robbers who were going after high-end watches fired their guns while the crime was taking place. It’s also notable that it occurred in such a high-end, busy part of New York City.
The JSA’s annual report for 2014 showed that while overall jewelry crime continued to decrease last year, there was a spike in smash-and grab robberies reported to the organization—they rose 77 percent year-over-year, from 62 to 110.