Police, federal agents raid Scottsdale jewelry store

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) –

Police and agents with the Internal Revenue Service raided a well-known jewelry store in Scottsdale Tuesday.

Customers of the E.D. Marshall Jewelers at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard were stunned when they were turned away, greeted by a closed sign on the door.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” one longtime customer said. “E.D. Marshall has been around for a long time. This is just shocking.”

“I’m very surprised,” Lynette Hunter, another customer said.

E.D. Marshall Jewelers opened in 1971, according to the company’s website, and boasts “Arizona’s largest selection of high end gems, GIA certified diamonds, custom jewelry, and new and pre-owned luxury watches.”

The Scottsdale location in the Shea Scottsdale Shopping Center is the company’s flagship store. Federal agents also were working at a second building at the back of the shopping center.

In addition to the main store, there are outlet stores in Avondale, Surprise, Tempe and Glendale.

The IRS declined to comment on its investigation or the subsequent raid.

We also tried to contact the owner of the store but were unable to do so. 

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