May 14, 2021


Longtime Lewisburg jewelry store closing this summer | News

LEWISBURG — Wolf’s Jewelry, a staple storefront in downtown Lewisburg, closes this summer after 76 years in business.

Karen Baker is a staple at the store herself. She’s spent 42 years working there, including the past 10 as the owner/operator. Wolf’s closure comes as Baker’s chosen to retire.

“There used to be five jewelers in town and we are the last of the originals,” Baker said. “That’s why I’d kind of rather close than sell it because I’m the last.”

According to Baker, Wolf’s Jewelry opened in 1945. It was operated by Glenn O. Wolf, whose wife, Esther, helped run

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Houston-area jewelry store owner under investigation for fraud and theft

A jewelry store in Katy is under investigation for multiple felony theft cases. 

According to court documents, the jeweler owes nearly $4 million to a business for watches that were never delivered, as first reported by Matt Dougherty at KHOU. 

The store, ALKU Modern Jewelers in Katy, has had multiple customers come forward and allege they were swindled out of their money. The owner, Santiago Mora, is facing federal charges for wire fraud and identity theft and could be facing more charges in the coming days. 

Mora told one customer that he’d be able to acquire two rare watches —

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Shaquille O’Neal helps man pay for engagement ring at Atlanta jewelry store


Shaquille O’Neal made a lucky fan’s day. In a video posted to Instagram, the Hall of Fame big man was spotted at a jewelry store in Atlanta giving his credit card to man paying for an engagement ring.

The video itself is short, but reveals the entirety of the story as the NBA legend covers the bill and shakes the hand of the man wanting to get the ring.

O’Neal then explained some further details on “Inside the NBA” during a segment about the context surrounding the video itself. 

“This happened yesterday,” O’Neal said. “So I was in Zales, looking

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2 men charged in 2019 Halloween jewelry store robbery in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Two men accused of stealing an estimated $70,000 in jewelry on Halloween 2019 have now been charged.

Jerome Welton McWilliams, 29, and Darnel Batts, 33, were charged Friday in 3rd District Court with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

On Oct. 31, 2019, McWilliams and Batts entered Stroud Jewelry, 905 E. 2100 South, and acted as if they were interested in purchasing several pieces of jewelry, according to charging documents. While looking at rings, McWilliams instructed Batts “to go out to the car to get a bag that contained ’20 G’s’ because he was going to buy

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Marc Jacobs opening first North Carolina store in Charlotte

Designer brand Marc Jacobs will open its first store in the Carolinas this spring at Charlotte Premium Outlets.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot store will be between Puma Outlet and the food court. The center is located off Interstate 485 on New Fashion Way in Steele Creek.

American fashion designer Marc Jacobs launched his namesake line nearly 37 years ago, which includes clothing, handbags, fragrances and cosmetics.

The Charlotte Premium Outlets Marc Jacobs website shows luxury handbags for sale. The store also will sell clothing. fragrances and cosmetics, Scott Anderson with the outlet said.

March Jacobs is joining other luxury brands at

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Mt. Juliet jewelry store co-owner charged in million-dollar heist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man listed as the co-owner of several Middle Tennessee jewelry stores has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a violent heist of more than one-million dollars in jewelry belonging to the late provost of Western Kentucky University.

Court documents show Marshall “Sonny” Belew, a 51-year-old man from Mt. Juliet, was arrested March 8 and booked into the Warren County, Kentucky jail on multiple charges, including first-degree robbery, kidnapping, second-degree assault and theft over $100,000.

An arrest warrant states Bowling Green police responded the

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UPDATE: Jewelry Store Owner’s Son Charged In Blank Ammo Shooting At Route 17 Shopping Center

UPDATE: A jewelry store salesman who forced the lockdown of a Bergen County shopping center by firing a blank gun created danger for a large number of law enforcement responders through his “pointless act,” the local police chief said Monday.

Police responding to the report of shots fired Saturday night found David Ahdout, 33, of Upper Saddle River in his family’s Omega Fine Jewelry store in the Interstate Shopping Center off Route 17, Ramsey Police Chief Bryan Gurney said.

They also found nine blank ammo-firing pistol replicas, the chief said.

“At no time was the community in any danger,” Gurney

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Suspect arrested in series of jewelry store thefts

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a series of jewelry store robberies in New Jersey and is a suspect in similar robberies in other states, authorities said.

Michael Larbi, 22, of Dover was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals last week, according to the Evesham Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was being held at a Delaware prison pending extradition to New Jersey, authorities said.

Evesham police said Larbi stole about $77,000 worth of jewelry from Billig Jewelers in Marlton, New Jersey, on Oct. 28. Larbi reportedly told the staff that he

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Jewelry store robbery was violent, brazen, gut-wrenching

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A business owner describes Wednesday’s robbery of his jewelry store in Restaurant Row as violent, brazen and gut-wrenching. He says the thieves took several thousand dollars in goods and even more damage was done to the store.

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The thieves were in and out of the store in less than two minutes and the owner says he was shocked by the amount of damage done in that short of a time. The theft happened around 1:40 a.m. at the Opal Fields jewelry store. Surveillance video shows

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