Police say $1 million in jewelry taken from Georgia store
HINESVILLE, Ga. - Police say $1 million worth of jewelry has been stolen from a store in coastal Georgia.
WTOC-TV reports the heist took place before dawn Friday at Kay Jewelers in Hinesville.
Officers responded to an alarm at the store, but walked around the building and looked through the windows and saw nothing wrong.
Police say they called the store manager to come and reset the alarm and inspect the store, but the manager declined.
When employees arrived Friday morning, they found a hole in the roof and the store’s safe broken open and emptied.
Investigators say they’re examining similar burglaries at other jewelry stores in Georgia and neighboring states.
Kay Jewelers is a unit of Signet Jewelers Ltd., a Bermuda-incorporated company that describes itself as the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, with more than 2,900 stores