The United States is experiencing numerous jewelry store and antique burglaries; some cases lead to successful apprehension of the criminals and others leave authorities in search for more clues. During the last couple of months alone, jewelry stores have experienced an uptick in theft.

One of the most recent cases involves a jewelry store robbery in Naperville, Illinois Two male suspects entered a Naperville jewelry store through the back of the store and engaged in a smash and grab method. The suspects were able to flee the scene with stolen jewelry.  Authorities are still in search of the two suspects. (Fox32 Chicago)

Another recent case is a theft that occurred at Charlie Blond Antiques in Broome County, New York. According to authorities, on September 1, a male entered a and stole over $1,000 worth of rings and bracelets. (WNBF News Radio 1290) In this case, authorities were able to locate the suspect identified as 41-year-old Edward Shelton of Endwell, who now faces a felony grand larceny charge.

Arkansas has also been hit with jewelry store break-ins, one, for example, at a Conway jewelry store where thousands of dollars’ worth of products were reportedly stolen in just over one minute. (Fox News Digital) In this incident, a suspect broke a glass displays, able to get away from jewelry to include earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. The owner of Brooks Fine Jewelry shared with Fox-affiliate KLRT that it only took 70 seconds for the suspect to meet his or her criminal goals.

This is where SelectaDNA can assist in deterring and reducing jewelry store crime and, if a crime occurs, irrefutably identify and help apprehend and prosecute perpetrators. This product is comprised of unique synthetic forensic ID codes that are stealthily misted on suspects when a crime occurs. Each canister contains a universally unique forensic code assigned to one specific location, which law enforcement uses to scientifically matching a suspect, or item, to a specific location.

A recent SelectaDNA success story is that of a jewelry store theft that left Truman Jewelers in downtown Albany, New York, at thousands of dollars of loss. The suspect was identified and linked to the crime by using a special frequency UV light to identify the presence of the SelectaDNA spray solution. (Times Union)

This technology has been used for many years in, for example, the United Kingdom and continues to gain traction in the United States, namely within the jewelry and high-end retail industry. To learn more about SelectaDNA, visit or email