Indiana Jeweler Killed, First Industry Homicide This Year

BlackPendants-01-200x150An Austin Indiana jeweler was shot to death on 7 November 2015, this illustrates the need for vigilance of personal safety. The gem and Jewelry trade has had these tragedies happen far too often over the years. Consider the JSA Jewelers Security Alliance for a resource of safety information. This industry is prone to such crisis issues and the more you know about how to secure your goods and yourself the safer it will be for you.

Rob Bates | November 12 2015

The tragic killing of an Indiana jeweler marks the first industry-related homicide this year.

According to Indiana state police, John Turner, 78, was killed by a gunshot wound sustained during a robbery on Nov. 7 at his Austin, Ind., store, John’s Coins and Jewelry.

Police say they have nabbed a person of interest in the case, who was arrested on Nov. 9 along with two others who were wanted for auto theft. After a search of the property, police uncovered property, money, and jewelry linked to Turner’s murder.

John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, says that he was hoping that the year would end without any jewelers killed in the course of business.

“It would have been the first year in history,” he says.

He notes that homicides remain at historically low levels, due to greater support from law enforcement. Read More…

About Rob

I have been designing military coins and jewelry for nearly 40 years now.