DISTRACTION THEFT – STATEN ISLAND, NY

On 10/19/2022, at approximately 7:10 p.m., while a retail team member was closing the store and securing the merchandise, three subjects approached the store and requested face masks.  The subjects consisted of one male and two females.  The subjects left after receiving the masks.  Approximately 10 minutes later, the two female subjects returned and requested another mask.  At this point, the team member was securing the diamond jewelry.  The team member thought everything was secured when she walked away to retrieve another mask.  However, the team member noticed the male subject walking away with a tray of three diamond necklaces.  The team member called out to the male subject causing him to return the tray.  However, one of the diamond necklaces was missing.  The three subjects fled from the mall.  The team member notified mall security and the New York Police Department.  If you have any information regarding these subjects, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org .

The following descriptions of the subjects were provided

Subject 1 – Male, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’7”, facial hair, thin build, wearing all black, about 5’7″ and some facial hair, not much, just a light beard.

Subject 2 – Female, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’5”, medium build, wearing black clothing

Subject 3 – Female, Black, 35 to 40 yrs, 5’7”, thin build, wearing black clothing, a black hat, and a black mask with rhinestones.

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