Police: N.H. Jewelry Store’s Door Unlocked Before $1 Million Robbery

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New details are emerging in a $1 million jewelry heist at a Portsmouth jewelry store.

The robbery at Bellman Jewelers was discovered Tuesday morning, but police say the jewelry could have been stolen any time over the weekend.

According to police reports reviewed by the Portsmouth Herald, the employee who discovered the missing jewelry told police that the store’s front door was unlocked and the alarm system was not activated when she arrived at work just before 10 a.m.

Police previously said they hope that surveillance cameras inside the store and elsewhere provided evidence.

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  • sean

    inside job

  • jaygee

    Yes, it was definately an inside job since the door was left open all week-end which made it quite easy for anyone to get………….INSIDE! One has to wonder how something like this could happen. Hope it was the owner and not one of the recently fired.

  • V Hamilton

    Normally the jeweler’s insurance co. demands that 2 people close the store ( open also ) and the alarm co. should notify co. officials that the alarm as not set that evening at the set time, they keep all records of entry & exits so they will know who set/tuned off alarm system last. Video should solve most questions…it’s possible someone just walked out with out setting alarm & locking up, but in this trade, not very likely..Good luck convincing the insurance people, also not likely

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