Four suspects arrested in Atlanta for Huntsville jewelry store robbery

Rolex watches were stolen from Loring & Co Jewelry Store on Airport Road.

Posted: Jan 7, 2019 7:44 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 5:56 AM

Four suspects, 33-year-old Nakeel Davis, 25-year-old Alexander Langford, 25-year-old Tre Smith and 22-year-old Tyrus Ray, were taken into custody Saturday around 10 p.m. just outside of Atlanta, Georgia after a robbery at Loring & Co Jewelry Store at 800 Airport Road in Huntsville. 

At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the suspects entered the jewelry store and immediately disarmed the armed security guard, according to Huntsville Police. They then smashed a glass display case that held Rolex watches. After taking the watches, the suspects left the store on foot.

"One brandished a handgun and another held the door open while the other offenders, one of which had a hammer began breaking the glass jewelry cases," said Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville Police.

The Huntsville Police Department said it's clear the men were planning the robbery ahead of time. The commander for the Criminal Investigation Division said they have the men on camera casing other jewelry stores. Police said the men seemed to know exactly what to do when they robbed Loring & Co Jewelry Store Saturday evening.

"They were looking for certain kinds of jewelry. Like, Lt. Johnson said they were looking for some high-end pieces of jewelry," said Captain Mike Izzo with the Criminal Investigation Division.

They got away with almost $135,000 worth of goods. For nearly 15 hours, the usually quiet area was on alert as police searched for the men, surprising people who live and work in the area.

Fong Chang has owned a cleaners and alterations building in the area for 32 years. She had closed her store at 2 p.m. and was working in the back when a friend called her alerting her of the situation outside.

"I went to see to look at the window, and then I saw lots of cop cars over there and I just feel like, 'Hey, it's about time to leave because you know something happened there,'" said Chang.

The men were eventually found in Georgia where they were taken into custody. The men are facing robbery first degree charges. For now, people in the area are happy they're off the streets.

"Wow, that's good. That means we have a very good policemen. They really work on it," said Chang.

The commander said the suspects will be extradited to Huntsville and will face federal charges.

WAAY 31 reached out to the owner of Loring & Co Jewelry Store, but they did not want to comment. An employee at the store said they will be releasing a statement soon.

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