Thieves Use Buckets to Scoop Jewels in Indiana

Video surveillance shows three men carrying buckets filled with jewelry from the store, police said

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    Jewelry thieves used buckets to scoop up display case items over the weekend from a Hobart, Ind., Helzberg Diamonds store, police said. An alarm was tripped just before 8 a.m. Sunday, alerting police to the jewelry store at 2871 E. 81st Ave. (Published Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012)

    Jewelry thieves used buckets to scoop up display case items over the weekend from a Hobart, Ind., Helzberg Diamonds store, police said.

    An alarm was tripped just before 8 a.m. Sunday, alerting police to the jewelry store at 2871 E. 81st Ave.

    "We're kind of surprised ourselves. Usually in this type of burglary, which we, in our trade we call a smash and grab, they're usually done in the wee hours of the morning, not 8 o'clock in the morning during the daylight hours. And they enter through the window and once inside the business they broke some display cases and took jewelry," said Hobart police Lt. Jack Grennes.

    Video surveillance shows three men carrying buckets filled with jewelry from the store. Police told the paper the men likely entered the store through a broken window.

    "In the surveillance video they looked like they knew what display cases they wanted to go to, so they've probably been there before but they're pretty bold," said Grennes.

    The robbers fled in a maroon Dodge Caravan or Oldsmobile minivan, police said, and no arrests have yet been made.

    Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call police at 219-942-1125.