FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
July 14, 2015

Seeking Information in Unsolved Jewelry Store Robbery

The FBI, along with the Strongsville Police Department and Crime Stoppers, is asking for the public’s assistance in the unsolved robbery of the Jared’s Jewelers located at 16760 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio.

On Thursday, June 25, 2015 at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Strongsville Jared’s Jewelers was robbed. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6’0” tall, wearing a camoflauge balaclava, a baseball cap, a tan jacket, and black tennis shoes and was carrying a black bag.

The suspect entered the store and brandished a silver revolver gun and ordered the employees and customers to get on the floor. The suspect then ordered the manager to open the display cases. The suspect took several round cut diamonds and fled the store. The unknown male quickly walked to a white vehicle parked near Panera Bread. The car appears to be an older model Acura TSX.

It should be noted that prior to the robbery, the suspect’s car was observed via video surveillance to have briefly been parked behind Triv’s Restaurant; the suspect exited his vehicle, walked towards Jared’s, and then returned to his vehicle moving it to a new location near Panera Bread. He then exited his vehicle, proceeded to Jared’s, and committed the armed robbery.

The photo released below is of the suspect’s vehicle traveling east on Rt 82/Royalton Road towards I-71. It is believed the suspect made an illegal left hand turn out of the parking lot near Panera Bread to proceed east on Rt. 82.

  

Anyone present in the area of Jared’s Jewelers, Triv’s Restaurant, or Panera Bread in Strongsville between the hours of 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 25 is encouraged to call law enforcement. Information you have may be valuable to solving this crime.

Reward money is available for tips leading to the successful identification and prosecution of the individual responsible for this robbery. Tips can remain anonymous and can be provided to any of the three agencies involved; FBI at 216-522-1400, Strongsville Police Department at 440-580-3230, or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.Anderson@ic.fbi.gov.