JG Jewelers window smashed

Christopher Gooding
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AMHERST – Was it vandalism or an attempt at something more sinister?

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JG Jewelers owners Jodi Strickland and George Douglas went to open their store to a round of Sunday shopping yesterday to discover a golf ball sized break in the front door window.

“It must have happened early Sunday morning,” Strickland said. “We closed at 5 p.m. Saturday, and open 12 p.m. Sunday, It happened sometime in between then.”

The glass was tempered, designed to resist thieves intent on getting inside at the valuable merchandise, and it’s not the first time the store has been the scene of a potential robbery.

“Hopefully they don’t try it again. In the Spring some people tried to break in the back door,” Douglas said. “They did a lot more damage [in the Spring]. They smashed glass, they broke the doorframe. Whereas this in the hundreds of dollars to replace, that was a lot more.”

Douglas couldn’t pinpoint if the Sunday’s damage was a result of vandalism or an attempted robbery, but suspected after the window gave resistance and the alarm lights began flickering the culprit made a quick getaway. 

Nonetheless, the recent damage comes a historic cost, Douglas said. The pane damaged over the weekend was part of the original Moss Jewelers door, which was a part of the downtown for the better part of the 20th century.


Email: christopher.gooding@tc.tc

Twitter: ADNchris


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  • Ron Jeremy
    December 17, 2013 - 09:20

    Pretty cheap to buy an outdoor wireless camera that can stream to a PC to record video etc. There's very cheap solutions out there that can be a deterrent.