Chilson Jewelers robbed over the weekend

By Rachel Kytonen

The robbers broke through the front door, shattering the glass. (Photos provided by Karen Chilson)

Watches, rings and earrings were stolen.

The Cambridge Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding any suspects involved in an early-morning robbery on April 7 at Chilson Jewelers.

Chilson Jewelers, located at 219 South Main Street in Cambridge, was burglarized during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 7.

Owner Brian Chilson explained he got a call from the store’s alarm company around 4 a.m. He met with officers from the Cambridge Police Department around 4:30 a.m.

The robbers broke through the glass front door. Chilson explained they smashed display cases and took with them a wide variety of items including watches, rings and earrings.

Chilson explained some of the items were recovered by a Cambridge citizen who found a bag in a yard with some of the stolen items, but there’s still a lot missing.

Chilson and his wife Karen, want to thank the citizen for turning in the stolen items and also Star Quality Glass for helping clean the store. The store was closed on Monday, April 9 for clean-up, but re-opened Tuesday, April 10.

Chilson and Karen have owned the store for two years, but Chilson has been with the family-owned business for 21 years.

Sergeant Shawn Machin with the Cambridge Police Departemnent said the matter is currently under investigation with no known suspects.

Anyone with any information regarding the case should contact Detective Vern Johnson at the Cambridge Police Department at 763-689-9567. Dective Johnson can also be reached via the Isanti County Shereiff’s Department at 763-689-2141.


  • Molly B

    I brought my fiance’s grandpa’s ring to Chilson’s to get cleaned and ready for our wedding in June. And when I saw the door on Saturday morning I was a bit concerned about the welfare of the ring and whether I would be able to get it. Brian saw me standing outside and let me in and the ring was kept safe and was beautifully cleaned. I pray for justice for this awesome family business that has been a part of Cambridge history for so many years.

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