Houston Jewel Heist Victim Sues Dallas Gold Buyer That Paid Millions For Stolen Goods

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On Monday we told you the story of Jason Clay Kennedy and the Brothers O'Brien, who, on February 5, disabled a Houston jewelry store's alarm and video surveillance system and sawed through six inches of steel and concrete and made off with $6 million in 22-carat gold, Rolex watches and precious stones. The next day, John O'Brien walked into Millennium Precious Metals off of Arbuckle Court in Northwest Dallas hauling buckets filled with 99 pounds of melted-down gold; they walked out with $1.7 million.

Four days later he returned, this time with 85 pounds of gold in plastic Home Depot buckets and left with another $1.3 million. Houses, Land Rovers and Mercedes were purchased, as the trio embarked on a profligate spending spree like every dumb criminal in history. But investigators traced them by the saw blades they left behind and footage caught by an outdoor security camera of men dragging something heavy into a Ford pickup -- one belonging to Kennedy.

Bryan Wallis, president of Millennium, swears he didn't know the goods were ill-gotten. That's not good enough, says the Patel family, who own the robbed Houston jewelry store, Karat 22.

They filed suit in Harris County District Court two days ago, naming not just the O'Brien brothers, but Dallas-based Millennium too, accusing them of taking part in a "civil conspiracy," and seeking a restraining order to prevent the auction of equipment and cars associated with a crane company and a car lot, all financed with the stolen gold. The auction is set to take place next week

Karat 22 is, of course, asking for $6 million in damages.

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Jay
Jay

Seems like all of the metal buying businesses, from gold to copper, are nothing more than fences for thieves.

Domusplacet
Domusplacet

Jay hit the truth with that comment.

Michael C
Michael C

So were they not insured? If they were, then their insurance company would be the ones filing suit, right?

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I would be highly supicious if someone came into my store w/ a home depot bucket of "melted gold"...and thats the bottom line, because Stone Cold Said So...

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

Good picture of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. His movie career has gone so poorly he has resorted to thievery. That said, where the fuck is Whitt's End? That's right, bitches. It's gone. You little whores ran off the motherfucking pimp that wrote that shit. Instead of reading sports greatness from the midget hands and inebriated mental faculties of Mr. Whitt, we get a former pro wrestler stealing shit and an asshole getting sued for being a dumbass. Suck it. Fuck you! Nothing that was stolen from that Houston jewelry store compares to Joe Tone stealing the integrity of the Observer. The motherfucker should resign immediately. Suck a steer's lost nuts!

Fletch
Fletch

For crying out loud...let it go.  From what I ever saw, the Sportatorium content was hit or miss at best and the commentary usually deteriorated into a petty pissing contest among a generally consistent cast of characters.  Now, for better or worse, it's gone.  No words bemoaning this fact will bring it back.  Those of us who were/are fans of Unfair Park now have to read misplaced posts from certain members of the spurned Sportatorium faithful because their beloved venue to attack Richie and each other is kaput.  If you want to compain to Joe Tone, send him an email.  I'm sure he'd enjoy hearing your thoughts on the matter.  But please keep it off of here.  Other than this perp's resemblance to Steve Austin, this story has nothing to do with sports.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Get over it, Richie. Your writing here sucked, stop posting under an alias.

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