EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 15, 2013

Nazarian Jewelers hit for second time in 11 months

By Dustin Luca
dluca@eagletribune.com

---- — ANDOVER — For the second time in less than a year Nazarian Jewelers at 35 Main St., was broken into by a thief or thieves who smashed the front door with a heavy object.

An in-store alarm sounded at 4:45 a.m. Saturday when someone apparently used a dumbbell to get through the front door of the family-owned business.

Ray Nazarian, a store employee, said the thefts were limited to a single shelf area. The exact amount taken was not immediately determined yesterday.

“Because of the limited amount of things they took and the damage done to the entryway, they had to have had so many minutes, and to get the hell out,” Nazarian said.

Nazarian pointed to displays covered in 14 karat gold charms. They would have been an easy grab, he said, but they were left behind.

“No damage was done to any of the show cases,” he said. “Nothing in the middle, nothing in the back.”

A police dog followed a scent from the store’s front door to a rear exit, according to Nazarian.

Police are reviewing security videos for surrounding businesses in hopes of seeing who broke into the store.

The store was last broken into on Feb. 26, 2012 when bricks were used to break through the front door. Between $130,000 and $175,000 in jewelry was taken in that heist.

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