During the early morning hours Monday, several perpetrators appeared to make their way into Houghton’s Jewelers on 34th Street, leaving a mess to clean up.
“They stole almost all of our jewelry.” Jay Houghton said. “We’re still trying to calculate all of that since it just happened Monday. They were still in our store at about 5:45 or 6 in the morning, but considering all the damage they did, they were here for hours.”
While Houghton’s has experienced minor incidents, the magnitude of this week’s robbery is new.
“People have broken in before, but nobody’s ever stolen anything,” Houghton said. “They were able to stay out of the camera’s view and avoid the motion detectors for a few hours — they only went off at the end.”
Houghton said no customer repair inventory was taken. The case remains under investigation.