Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010 "Well-planned" jewelry store robbery

Police are still investigating a "well-planned" heist, during which $3 million in jewelry was stolen from the Elite Diamond Center on Route 4.


Paramus police are still looking for the suspects who allegedly broke into a store neighboring the diamond center, knocked down a wall and removed a vault containing high-priced jewelry.

There may be a link between this robbery and another unsolved robbery that occurred on Route 4 in 2008, according to Paramus Police Chief Richard Cary.

"There’s a very good possibility that the two burglaries are linked based upon their similarities," Cary said.

On Sunday, Feb. 7, between 8 and 11 p.m., unknown suspects cut an exterior cable, disabling power to Lens Crafters, a neighboring store connected to the Elite Diamond Center, according to Cary. The suspects broke into a back door of Lens Crafters and disabled the alarm and telephone equipment inside a storage closet.

Cary said the suspects then entered a conference room in Lens Crafters and broke through sheet rock and a cinderblock wall that led into the diamond center. On the other side of the wall was a 40-inch-tall, 27-inch-wide and 29-inch-deep safe, weighing 2,046 pounds. Cary said the safe was likely moved by the suspects into Lens Crafters using a hand truck. Because the suspects never actually entered the jewelry store, no alarms were set off in that store, according to Cary.

Police said the safe had bracelets, earrings, engagement rings and watches valued at approximately $3 million.

"They had to have a formalized plan and had to have been at those locations before to know the safe was next to the conference room wall," Cary said. "They did their homework."

Cary said the fact that the Super Bowl was being played, and was the most watched program in television history, may have factored into the suspects’ plans.

"It would be one of the prime times to do something like this," Cary said. "I always alert officers to be extra vigilant during holidays."

Cary said there is no evidence at this time to suspect the burglary was an inside job.

A March 2008 burglary at the Jeweler’s Exchange was extremely similar, according to Cary. The suspects broke into a vacant store next door to the Exchange, broke through a wall, and accessed a safe that contained more than $1 million worth of jewelry.

Paramus police have been reviewing hours of surveillance videos in the vicinity of the store and highway to see if they can find any evidence. They have also been in contact with the New York Police Department and local authorities to share information.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



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1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)