LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Lexington couple is desperate for information about a team of thieves behind a late October jewelry heist totaling more than $250,000 at their Beaumont store.

Surveillance video showed it took the crooks less than eight minutes to swipe more than $250,000 in gold pieces from the small business that sells unique Middle Eastern jewelry on Fieldstone Way. A loss so great, the owners of Almaza Fine Jewelry are willing to put up $10,000 of their own money as a reward.

“It was very horrific, very scary, we’re still scared when we come in the store,”Maysoon Dabbain said. It’s been almost three weeks and Dabbain still can’t shake the fear that followed the after-midnight phone call she got from her security company on Oct. 26. When they arrived at the store that night, they tried accessing the store’s surveillance cameras with no luck.

“When we went home and started searching the cameras and looking at cameras and stuff, we saw they had a device,” Dabbain said.

Lexington police detectives say the thieves brought with them a saw to cut a hole through the door, a hammer to break the glass display cases, and a cellphone jammer that temporarily disabled access to the cameras that night.

Later, the video showed at least two men and a lookout were behind the heist, stealing high-priced gold necklaces, bracelets, and rings that are sold by the gram. While the total loss is still being calculated, the Dabbains estimates it to be more than $250,000.


The couple said most nights they move their priciest jewelry to massive backroom safes, but with all of their holiday inventory, they couldn’t fit it all in. They’re asking you to be on the lookout for websites or people selling their stolen pieces to report the distinctive items to police immediately.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to an additional $2,500 cash reward if your anonymous information leads to an arrest. Call the tip line at 859-253-2020 or go online to p3tips.com.

One of three suspects in a massive jewelry heist from Almaza Fine Jewelry in Lexington. (Photo provided by Lexington Police Department)