I wonder if it would be worthwhile having some fake jewelry in
trays that are put out every night. I doubt the thieves are
jewelry-wise - it is likely that they believe that whatever they
find in a jewelry store must be precious. The doesn't mean I
wouldn't also instal the best anti-theft system I could afford. But
I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they discovered what they
stole was plastic."
While a fun idea, this can backfire.
The second part of our burglary story:
We could see from the security video that our thief got angry
because he had a very hard time smashing the laminated glass on our
cases whiich held the silver jewelry. While the police were viewing
our videos with us, we were all giggling a little about how upset
the thief was going to be when he found out the silver jewelry could
not be pawned or traded for drugs. Then it dawned on us that he
might very well double back and try again, and in anger, do even
more damage to our store. The police told us that this is not
unusual to have them come back.
BTW, we have laminated glass on all of our windows and display
We then hired a security guard to watch the store during the next
several nights. Fortunately, this is an included benefit from our