Peacock Jewelers targeted by thieves for the third time since 2020

stolen jewels.jpg
Posted at 10:16 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-11 06:36:45-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville jeweler was robbed three times in the last year and a half and the most recent was just Wednesday afternoon.

The people responsible for each one are also still out there.

The owners of Peacock Jewelers in Hillsboro Village say it was all caught on camera. They hope the public can help Metro Nashville Police identify the suspects involved.

Co-owner Paul Wilson said a total of 36 new pieces worth about $18,000 in total were stolen.

He said on Wednesday afternoon a sales associate was placing jewelry in a display case when she stopped to help a customer.

"A gentleman came into the store waiting now think that he may have been coming into the store as a distraction but he came into the store. She did what she naturally would do and went to wait on him," Wilson said.

The clerk left the jewels on the counter and security cameras show what happens next.

"They came in, they walked through the store and as they walked over to where she had been putting the pieces on the display. All of a sudden, they pick up the entire display put it into a bag that they had carried in and took off," said Wilson.

This isn't the first time the business has been targeted by thieves.

"It's the third time since May of 2020, that we've had something happen," Wilson said.

Staff here are still waiting on insurance to help cover the cost of the more than 200 rings that were stolen in July of 2020.

Wilson says he prays the crimes will stop.

"If they can be caught. If they can be prosecuted, then they know they're not going to get away with trying to take things from businesses," he said.

Wilson understands the suspects here are wearing masks but hopes someone can recognize their clothes or movements so this doesn't happen a fourth time.

The stolen items include a new set of birthstone pendants, earrings and rings.