Johnston Police seek help identifying suspect in jewelry and silver dollar theft


The Johnston Police Department Detective Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and/or developing information regarding a recent breaking and entering at Atwood Coin and Jewelry.

“On Oct. 15 at approximately 5 a.m., officers responded to Atwood Coin and Jewelry located at 1450 Atwood Ave., where they discovered that the business had been broken into,” according to Johnston Police. “Taken from the establishment were assorted jewelry pieces and Morgan silver dollars.”

Police have acquired video footage of a man they believe to be the suspect responsible for the burglary.

“Evidence recovered during the investigation included video surveillance which showed the male suspect wearing a black hoodie, dark colored pants, and a white face mask,” police said. “The suspect then fled the scene in what is believed to be a newer model Nissan Rogue.”

According to Johnston Police Chief Joseph P. Razza, the case is “still under investigation.”

Those with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact Johnston Police Detective Thomas Dwyer at 401-757-3158, or by email at


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