GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The FBI have released new details on the suspects and persons of interest in two Michigan jewelry store robberies during a Friday press conference.
During the news conference in Detroit, police say the robberies at Medawar Fine Jewelry and Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry have many similarities. The clothing the men were wearing, cars and techniques used in each robbery were almost identical, authorities said.
Here are pictures of the two vehicles suspected to be involved in both cases:
The first robbery happened around 12:30 p.m. on April 22 at Paul Medawar Fine Jewelery on Plainfield Avenue near 5 Mile Road, north of Grand Rapids. The two jewelry store owners warned the robbers before shooting at least one of them. All four robbers escaped emptied handed.
A few hours later, around 5 p.m., the same robbers stole Rolex watches from Tapper’s Jewelry in West Bloomfield, northwest of Detroit.
The reward for any information in these cases is now up to $25,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.