JSA offers reward in case of murder of New York store owner
New York—The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the murder of a pawnshop owner in Queens, New York.
The suspect allegedly forced Shoughi to the back of the store, knocking him to the ground and hitting him with a metal rod.
The suspect also stole various jewelry items from the store, JSA said, before fleeing the scene.
On April 17, three weeks after the robbery, he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 male, weighing approximately 150 pounds and of average build, according to a statement from the New York Police Department.
🚨WANTED🚨for an Assault at a pawn shop, 178-22 Jamaica Ave, #Queens @NYPD103Pct On 03/26/22 @ 12:59 PM, Individual struck victim multiple times on the head. Reward up to $3500 Seen him?Know who he is? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/UIeaZq1R00— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) March 29, 2022
There had been no arrests last week and the investigation is continuing, the NYPD said.
They can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
All calls to the JSA and Crime Stoppers are confidential.