The Following is a news release from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office:
On October 21, 2018 the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office received a breaking and entering report at the Emerald Hollow Mine located on Emerald Hollow Mine Drive in Hiddenite. Officers arrived and found that a window had been broken and entry was made through this window into a room where gems are cut and sold. Display cases and other cases had been pried open. Two safes were opened and gems that customers had left for work and awaiting pickup had been stolen.
Approximately $60,000 of emerald jewelry, emerald pieces, and uncut emeralds were reported stolen. If you have any information, contact the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-1111 of CRIMESTOPPERS of Alexander County at 828-632-8555.