FBI: Columbus and Mass. Burglaries Likely Connected

The FBI says burglaries at a Massachusetts jewelry maker that included Super Bowl rings, and at a Brinks Inc. armored car facility in Columbus, Ohio, bear remarkable similarities and may be connected.

The FBI in Boston said in a statement Wednesday that in both robberies, the thieves broke in by cutting a hole in the roof.

Thieves who broke in to E.A. Dion Inc. in Attleboro last June made off with a safe containing $2.5 million in precious metals, gems and New York Giants Super Bowl rings. Most of the items have been recovered and five people have been arrested in connection with the case.

The thieves in the Brinks heist in January stole $1 and 50 cent coins of unspecified value. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to arrests.