police urge jewelry store vigilance following second smash-and-grab heist - the jewelry store
Police in Ottawa have suggested that local jewelry stores be vigilant after the second noisy crashand-
Robbery at the jewelry store on Monday night
Investigators from the robbery squad said they believed the robbery at Billings Bridge Square on Monday night was linked to a similar robbery at caringwood square before Christmas.
"It's really to raise the profile in the eyes of jewelry owners, employees, etc," said Ottawa Police Sergeant michael Haarbosch . ".
"Make them more vigilant and sharp and report to us any suspicious person or activity that might help us investigate.
"One of the suspects carrying sledgehammer began to break many display cabinets in the store to get the goods inside.
Other suspects grabbed items from the box before entering the mall.
No injuries were caused.
The suspects are all described as black and are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 22.
Police said they believed the robbery had been linked to the riots in December. 23 smash-and-
Grab in Carlingwood.
In the case, three masked suspects stormed the charm diamond center at around 6: 20. m.
The suspect hit the store with a hammer, broke the glass display, snatched away the jewelry and watch, and ran away.
The suspect is also described as black people between the ages of 18 and 22.
Investigators asked the public and jewelry store staff to report any suspicious activity or person they might have noticed in recent weeks.
Haarbosch said that when two robberies took place at the busypublic mall, people may have information that would help the investigation.