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Spicer Greene Jewelers robbed at gunpoint by men on dirtbikes
Friday, 02 June 2017 10:56

From Staff Reports

In an unusual smash-and-grab crime, three suspects wearing motorcycle helmets and wielding a hammer and a handgun robbed Spicer Greene Jewelers on the afternoon of May 3, Asheville police reported.

The suspects arrived and left on two red and white dirt bikes — and everyone was wearing black clothing,  police Lt. Geoffrey Rollins said.

 No shots were fired and there were no injuries in the robbery that occurred around 4:15 p.m., he noted.

One suspect wore a grey hoodie, another wore a full-faced white-and-red helmet, and a third suspect wore a full-faced, white-and-yellow helmet, Rollins said. 

One suspect stood lookout, while the two others entered the store, “smashed one of the jewelry cases with a hammer, displayed a firearm, collected a bunch of jewelry and were gone very quickly,” Rollins told reporters. The robbers arrived via Otis Street and left the same way, Rollins said. 

The suspects remained at large as of the Daily Planet’s May 26 press deadline.



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