Smash-and-grab jewel thieves targeted Dot Ave. store

A team of thieves used hammers to smash display cases inside a Dorchester Ave. jewelry shop, making off with a “good amount” of merchandise in a brazen robbery on Monday afternoon. Boston Police say that two men and a woman— possible aided by an accomplice who helped them gain entry to the store— entered Tiem Vang Thai Binh Jewelry just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

“The caller reported that a man entered store and appeared to be looking at merchandise. On his way out, two males and female made their way in and began smashing the cases with hammers and taking jewelry from cases. They then smashed door open and fled,” said Boston Police spokesperson Officer Rachel McGuire. No one was injured in the incident, which remains under investigation. The jewelry store, located in anewly renovated storefront at the corner of Hecla Street, has only been open for a few weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335. Anonymous tips can be texted to CRIME (27463) or call 1-800-494-TIPS.