Jewelry store burglarized overnight
Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.
For the second time in two years, thieves have broken into the Hayes Jewelry store, this time making off with what is being called a "significant" amount of loot.
Alachua County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Todd Kelly said one or more people broke into the store at 5733 SW 75th St., which is in the shopping center located at the intersection of Tower and Archer roads.
"We got a call at 9:20 a.m., and it appears there was an overnight robbery," Kelly said. "In our initial contact with the (store) owner, he indicated this was probably a significant burglary."
No additional details were available about what was stolen.
This is the second break-in reported at the store since 2010.
In the previous case, investigators said the store's owner was notified about the break-in through an automated phone call from the security system on March 13, 2010.
In that case, investigators said the security system was alerted between 1:04 a.m. and 1:07 a.m.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Art Forgey said that, in the 2010 break-in, deputies discovered that the glass on the front door had been smashed in, the interior of the store had been ransacked and a substantial amount of jewelry had been taken.
No arrests have been made in either case.
Anyone with information on either break-in is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 955-1818.
Those who may have information to share but wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP/7867.