STOLEN - Abraham Begay Mosaic Jewelry Inventory - Albuquerque, NM

On October 15, 2018, a suitcase containing Abraham’s inventory of his mosaic jewelry was stolen from their car while they were eating lunch in Albuquerque, NM.

Items stolen include fancy mosaic jewelry in turquoise, coral, lapis, jet, etc.

  • 9 necklaces

  • 8 bracelets

  • 100 rings

  • 1 bolo

  • 20 pendants

  • 85 pr. earrings

  • 4 heishi necklaces (10 – 15 strands).

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these items, please call:

Albuquerque Police Department
Case# 180099240


LEADS: Gregory & Angie Schaaf,

A GoFund Me page has been set up for Abraham here:

Examples of stolen items:

STOLEN - Jewelry Collection - Santa Fe, NM

The following list of items were stolen from an AirBnB on August 13, 2018, in Santa Fe, NM.
Items with photos are marked with the item list number.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of these items, please contact
Officer Mariscal with the Santa Fe Police Department
Police report #18-012321  
Officer Mariscal 505-428-3710

Click below to see the full list of items:

click to enlarge item list

STOLEN - Silver & Turquoise Bracelet Collection - San Rafael, CA

A collection of bracelets were stolen from out of a car while parked at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Rafael, CA. 

The break-in occurred in the early morning hours on 2-16-18. 

The stolen items include Navajo, Zuni and Hopi works. 

If you have any information about this theft or know the whereabouts of any of the pictured items, please contact Andrew Muñana at 323-683-9432

or contact the City of San Rafael Police Department, Officer Anthony Augustyn.
415-485-5773 or
Case# 18-1372

56 Cerrillos stone, wide bracelet
 (click to enlarge)

Harvey Begay bracelet. (click to enlarge)

3 rows of bracelets on left including Butterfly, Kniefwing, Rainbowman.

Stolen Bracelets  - (click to enlarge)

4 bracelets in this published group. (SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN BRACELETS, author, Paula Baxter) Other whirling logs (swastika) pictured below.

STOLEN - Large Inventory of Jewelry - Durango, CO

On the evening of Sept 12th or early morning of Sept 13th, approximately 300 items of jewelry were stolen during a "Smash and Grab" style burglary from Toh-Atin Gallery in Durango, CO

The majority of items stolen were Navajo bracelets and necklaces, as well as a significant number of Hopi and Zuni pieces. 
Most pieces date from the 1960s - 1980s. Most items were silver, but there were a number of gold pieces and some Santo Domingo shell items. 

The gallery is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the thieves and the recovery of the jewelry. 

Additional photos will be posted as they become available.

Please be on the lookout for anyone selling a large quantity of jewelry.  If you have any information, please contact Detective Christopher Thomson with the Durango Police Department:  970-375-4732 or email:  Police report P17-27464

*Click thumbnails above for larger image

Click Here to view an in-depth list of stolen items.