Arrest made in Tysons Corner jewelry theft

A Michigan man has been arrested in connection with a smash-and-grab theft last week in Tysons Corner, the Fairfax County police said. The theft came a day after a $200,000 smash-and-grab in Atlantic City, according to news accounts.

Such incidents, in which display cases are smashed open and the contents seized, are becoming increasingly common from New Jersey to Atlanta, according to a jewelry industry spokesman quoted on Forbes.com.

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Coincidentally, the Tysons theft occurred the day of a court appearance by a man charged in connection with earlier Washington-area smash-and-grabs.

In last week’s Fairfax theft, police said five men entered a store in the Tysons Corner Center around 4:11 p.m. Tuesday. They smashed several display cases and took an undisclosed amount of jewelry before fleeing on foot, police said.

Fairfax County police said Brandon Bowditch, 22, of Hamtramck, Mich., was charged with robbery.

 
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