Sunday, May 17, 2009

Suspects Use the Jedi Mind Trick to Rob Jewlery Store

The force apparently runs strong with these brazen jewel theives in Beverly Hills. I will have to remember to get my fee up front, if they need representation when caught.

Police in Beverly Hills are searching for a pair of jewelry thieves that use distraction techniques to steal expensive items without anyone noticing.Police officers say there have been a series of these robberies throughout the Beverly Hills area over the past several weeks. They are focusing on two thieves that may or may not be working together.

Police in Beverly Hills are searching for a pair of jewelry thieves that use distraction techniques to steal expensive items without anyone noticing.Police officers say there have been a series of these robberies throughout the Beverly Hills area over the past several weeks. They are focusing on two thieves that may or may not be working together. Both incidents were caught by surveillance cameras.In the first incident on March 31st, a thief posing as a customer steals an $18,000 ring right in front of the sales clerk. He distracts the clerk who is showing him a tray of expensive items and snatches the ring right from under her nose. The clerk told investigators she wasn't sure what happened to the ring, but was afraid to embarass the potential customer.In a second incident, also caught on tape, a man distracts the sales employees by talking on his cell phone while walking around the store. When no one is looking, he opens a drawer and grabs $100,000 worth of jewels. The same thief struck two different stores on May 1st and May 7th.Investigators say what makes these crime even more brazen is that security cameras can be seen in several locations with the stores.

Both incidents were caught by surveillance cameras.In the first incident on March 31st, a thief posing as a customer steals an $18,000 ring right in front of the sales clerk. He distracts the clerk who is showing him a tray of expensive items and snatches the ring right from under her nose. The clerk told investigators she wasn't sure what happened to the ring, but was afraid to embarass the potential customer.In a second incident, also caught on tape, a man distracts the sales employees by talking on his cell phone while walking around the store. When no one is looking, he opens a drawer and grabs $100,000 worth of jewels. The same thief struck two different stores on May 1st and May 7th.

Investigators say what makes these crime even more brazen is that security cameras can be seen in several locations with the stores.



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