Scammers broke through the concrete wall of the former Sears store and stole $2 million worth of jewelry

A jewelry store at the Town East mall in Mesquite was robbed over the weekend after police said someone broke through concrete and drywall walls to steal more than $2 million worth of jewelry and property.

Mesquite police said they were called to the mall around 11 a.m. Saturday to investigate a burglary at American Jewelers after an employee arrived to find a hole in the wall and a large amount of jewelry missing.

The jewelry store is on the ground floor of the mall and shares interior walls with a former Sears department store and loading bay.

Police said the robbers managed to first break into the Sears store and then break through the concrete wall separating the department store from the jewelry store. The last drywall barrier was “knocked out” when the scammers entered the jewelry store.

Neither the police nor American Jewelers released any details about what was stolen during the robbery or the total amount of value lost. Preliminary estimates put the losses at least $2 million.

No suspects have been identified and no arrests have been announced.

Investigators are reportedly working with mall security to obtain video from the mall, but police told NBC 5 on Monday that they are not yet aware of any surveillance video.

The Sears store at the Town East Mall was the last Sears store to close in North Texas in 2021. According to our partners at The Dallas Morning News, there was a plan to redevelop this part of the mall, but in 2021 the City said nothing had changed. a decision was made on any proposal.

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