Sterling Canyon reports on a new crime wave that is sweeping the country. Stealing is not that unusual these days and with the price of Gold nearing $1900 per ounce, it would seem fitting that stealing Gold is not out of the question. But stealing a Gold necklace right off of a woman’s neck is a bit outrageous. As reported by National Jewelry, Sterling Canyon was shocked to find out that on Aug. 18, the Los Angeles Times reported that at least 110 people had had Gold chains snatched off their necks in the area of the city patrolled by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division.
That same day, KGO-TV in San Francisco, had a similar report about the escalating number of women who were getting Gold chains ripped off their necks in Oakland, Calif. One police official quoted in the story noted that many of the victims were distracted by cell phones or other electronic devices when they had their necklaces taken.
Earlier in the month, WLS-TV in Chicago said police were on the lookout for thieves who had been snatching Gold chains in Chicago Lawn and Deering areas of the city.
In the reports, police cautioned jewelry-wearers to hide gold chains and other jewelry under their clothes if possible. It would seem common sense that if you wear Gold around your neck, you become a target for crime. May as well wear $100 bills around your neck.