Thieves targeted a popular Gem Show vendor earlier this month.
Tucson’s Gem and Mineral Show draws many visitors, but sadly at least one person took advantage of a vendor and stole thousands of dollars worth of gems and minerals.
The robbery occurred on Saturday, February 3rd between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. at Norcross – Madagascar, a licensed show vendor. According to the store manager, the thief ran off with large petrified wood slices, rough gemstones, tools and other smaller items valued at approximately $10,000. The thief was able to break a lock to a storage area where the merchandise was being stored.
The manager filed a report with Tucson police and was offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.
For more information, please visit the official Norcross – Madagascar Facebook page.