Jewelry case’s shatterproof glass thwarts would-be robbers

Posted at 3:41 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 03:43:07-05

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A brazen daylight robbery turned into a bizarre bungle as would-be robbers were thwarted by shatterproof glass at a jewelry store near Grand Rapids. reports that two men entered a Jared Galleria of Jewelry store Saturday during business hours with several employees and customers present.

They wore hoods and what were described as ski masks.

Grandville police Sgt. Christine Merryweather says the men used a hammer to try to smash a jewelry case but could not penetrate the shatterproof glass.

They then fled the scene in a dark SUV.

Anyone with information can call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or Grandville Police at 616-538-3002, extension 2.