Burglars Commit $2M Heist at Local Mall


Gold necklaces on display | Image by CBS DFW

Like something out of a movie, thieves got away with more than $2 million in jewelry after bursting through a wall at American Jewelers at Town East Mall.

Town East Mall is located in Mesquite off interstate 635 and Town East Boulevard.

An employee discovered the theft after arriving at work Saturday morning, according to Mesquite police.

When officers responded to the scene, they found that someone had broken through a wall shared with a Sears that has been closed since 2021.

“They just made a big hole in the wall and came through,” Paul Hash, manager of American Jewelers, told The Dallas Morning News. “They cut through concrete and four sheet rocks.”

Since the store’s security camera equipment was taken along with the $2 million worth of loot, not much else is known about the burglary or the perpetrators.

Together with mall security, police investigators are in the process of collecting surveillance footage from elsewhere in the mall to help identify suspects.

The Dallas Express attempted to get comments from employees and the store’s manager but was told the manager was not there. Employees did not want to comment.

The Dallas Express contacted the Mesquite Police Department for comment but additional information was not readily made available at the time of publication.

The investigation is ongoing.

Crime in the new year is already spiking in North Texas, with the region bearing witness to a road rage murder, the killings of multiple different children, and a machete attack in the first weeks of January alone.

The startling increase in criminal boldness follows steadily rising crime rates over the last year, especially in Dallas, where the city council and other elected officials have diverted attention and City resources elsewhere.

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12 days ago

Insurance fraud is a more likely scenario.

12 days ago

Movie Script to follow.

Anna Williams
Anna Williams
12 days ago

In side job!

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