Transient Sneak Thief

June 20, 2017 - Rye, NY

On the date listed above, this suspect inquired about heavy-weight gold necklaces.

He expressed interest in purchasing three pieces valued at $15,650. He stated he was going to be a Godfather at a wedding and that he needed gifts for the attendees of the wedding party, as is the custom in his culture.

The suspect spoke with a foreign accent. He requested a brown paper bag and said he wanted to purchase a jewelry box to present to the bride and groom at the bridal party.

The suspect was provided with a small brown paper shopping bag as well as draw-string pouches. As the sale was being processed, the suspect put his hands in and out of the pouches and brown paper bag – which contained jewelry. At that point, the suspect concealed heavy-weight gold items and stuffed them into his pocket.

When the final price was announced, he said he had to leave to get more cash and a jewelry box. The suspect left the brown paper bag and a $100 deposit with the store. He asked them to staple the bag closed. He promised to return to the store to complete the sale, but never did.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the individual featured below, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at (212) 687-0328.

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