Theft at Jewelry Store

On Friday, October 5, 2012, at 10:20am, an unidentified male black and an unidentified female white entered the Diamonds Forever jewelry store located at 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd. Under the guise of shopping for jewelry, the couple shoplifted $25,000 in diamonds while the sales clerk was busy attending to a possible third suspect/customer. At 10:15am, a male entered the store asking questions about jewelry in a display case at the rear of the store. Soon after, a male and a female entered the store. As the first “customer” walked from the case the clerk followed, answering questions. The male and the female suspects walked to the counter just viewed by the first “customer.” As the clerk walked towards them the “customer” called her back, with more questions. The “customer” then asked the clerk to come to the front of the store to answer some questions. Once the clerk was at the front counter, with her back to the rear of the store, the male and the female, still standing in front of the unlocked and unattended case at the rear of the store, began removing jewelry and placing it in a bag. The two then walked out, with the female telling the clerk “I’ll be back.” The original “customer” exited soon after, buying nothing. Still photos taken from the security camera can be seen on the Crime Stoppers www.stopcrime.org website.

The suspects are described as: 1) Male/Black, late 40s, 6’2”, 265lbs, muscular build, dark complexion, bald, wearing gold framed dark sun glasses, blue tooth cell phone earpiece in ear, blue-gray pull-over shirt and blue jeans. 2) Female/White, late 30’s, 5’5”, 150lbs, long blonde straight hair, wearing a blue blazer and blue jeans, carrying a large blue shoulder bag. Possible suspect 3) Male/Black, late 40’s, balding, medium complexion, blue tooth cell phone earpiece in ear, blue jacket, light blue shirt, dark jeans and brown shoes.

Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received by February 27, 2013, leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.

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