FBI, police release new photos in Tapper's, Medawar jewelry store robbery cases

Published On: May 16 2014 12:20:28 PM EDT   Updated On: May 16 2014 06:48:59 PM EDT

FBI and police have release more information hoping that it will lead to an arrest in the Tapper's jewelry heist.


The FBI and local law enforcement officials have released new images of suspects, suspect vehicles and persons of interest in the robbery cases at two Michigan jewelry stores.

In April, armed men stormed Tapper’s Jewelry in West Bloomfield and got away with thousands of dollars in merchandise. Just hours earlier, a group of men tried to rob Medawar Fine Jewelry in Grand Rapids. The owners of that jewelry store were armed and fired off shots, scaring the men away, police said.

The West Bloomfield Police Department and Kent County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the two robberies as connected.

Law enforcement released new photos of men who are either suspects or persons of interests in both cases, and photos of vehicles suspected to be involved.

Here are the latest photos:

A reward breakdown follows:

  • Oakland County FBI Violent Gang Task Force, $10,000
  • Tapper’s Fine Jewelry, $5,000
  • Crime Stoppers of Michigan, $1,000
  • The Silent Observer, $1,000

Anyone with information is asked to call one of the following tip lines:  West Bloomfield Police (248) 975-9200 or Crime Stoppers of South East Michigan 1-888-SPEAK UP.

These photos are from Tapper's surveillance cameras: