New clues in jewelry robbery |

New clues in jewelry robbery

Three men have been identified as possible suspects in the robbery of a South Tahoe jewelry store, a crime that authorities say might be related to a similar burglary attempt in Tahoe City.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the three men at banks in Reno, San Francisco and Eugene, Ore., in September. The three men all used the same name and identification when they accessed the same Wells Fargo bank account, according to Slater.

Authorities believe the men might have ties to the burglary of JP Chadom Jewelers on Kingsbury Grade on Aug. 28, according to Investigator Dennis Slater of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

A similar armed burglary at the Steve Schmier’s Jewelry in Tahoe City on August 24 failed, when the clerk ducked behind the counter and dialed 911.

The suspect wore a face mask, dark shorts, light shirt with shoulder bag and appeared to be in his mid-30s.

The person who robbed JP Chadom Jewelers is suspected of committing at least three other robberies or attempted robberies, Slater said. The gunman was described as being in his mid-20s with brown hair and brown eyes.

Secret Witness is offering a reward for the identification and prosecution of the suspect/suspects pictured. Call (775) 782-7463.

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