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Brazen Thief Swipes Diamond Necklaces from Tiffany's

The thief was caught on surveillance video swiping two diamond necklaces worth nearly $100,000 from the Tiffany's store on Fifth Avenue

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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A jewelry thief made off with two diamond necklaces, worth $68,000 and $30,000, from the Tiffany's jewelry store on Fifth Avenue Friday, June 7. Police are searching for the suspects.

A jewelry thief made off with two diamond necklaces, worth $68,000 and $30,000, from the Tiffany's jewelry store on Fifth Avenue Friday, June 7. Police are searching for the suspects.

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Police are searching for the thief who made off with two diamond necklaces worth a total of nearly $100,000 from the Tiffany's store on Fifth Avenue last Friday.

Surveillance video captured the well-dressed suspect, who entered the store at 727 Fifth Ave. at about 3 p.m. on June 7, and asked a worker to see a necklace, according to police. The worker took out two necklaces, and as she went to reach for a calculator, the suspect grabbed them from the counter and ran. 

No one was hurt.

The stolen jewelry were a 30-inch diamond necklace worth $68,000 and a 15-inch diamond necklace worth $30,000, according to a police source.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nydcrimestoppers.com. 

-- Shimon Prokupecz contributed to this report.

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