Shocking Video Shows Georgiano Fine Jewelry Store in WeHo Being Burglarized

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Georgiano Fine Jewelry and Watches, located at 870 Huntley Drive, in West Hollywood, was burglarized this past Sunday morning. The time stamp on the security cameras posts 6:04 a.m.

A source tells WEHO TIMES this was not the first attempt to rob the jewelry store located just south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Security camera footage captured the same male suspect trying to break the door down two weeks earlier. This past weekend, he succeeded.

“Please help catch this thief,” said Argiro Veremis, the fiancé of owner Jean Georgiano. “This is so heartbreaking as he broke in and stole from us.”

The owners were alerted as soon as the alarm at the store was set off. They drove to the store, but it was too late. The door had been ripped open with a crowbar. Veremis says West Hollywood Sheriff’s were also too late. The suspect stole gold items, including a personalized wedding ring, welding pieces, a personal Rolex, and a box full of watch batteries. She says they keep most of the valuable jewelry locked away from the main floor.

A video sent to WEHO TIMES shows the suspect climbing over tables and and grabbing whatever he can get his hands on while security alarms are blaring in the background.

The owners asses $25,000 worth of inventory was stolen this past weekend. “The Sheriffs were the worst ever,” Vermeil added. “They arrived fifteen minutes too late. They were very rude and not helpful at all. it’s been a long sad day.”

Georgiano Fine Jewelry and Watches has been serving the West Hollywood community since 1999, according to Veremis. Owner Jean Georgiano was too distraught to comment.

This past October, Optique by Cynthia & Christine​, a high end optical boutique specializing in designer sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses was vandalized and broken into around 4:55 a.m. The eyeglass boutique is located on a few doors down from Georgiano Fine Jewelry and Watches.

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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