Crime

June 20, 2014

$100,000 in diamonds stolen from Columbia jewelry store

Columbia Police released surveillance photos of four suspects sought in the midday theft of $100,000 in diamonds from Moseley’s Diamond Showcase at 1632 Broad River Road on Saturday, June 14.

Columbia Police released surveillance photos of four suspects sought in the midday theft of $100,000 in diamonds from Moseley’s Diamond Showcase at 1632 Broad River Road on Saturday, June 14.

At least three suspects - two women and a man - diverted the attention of store employees by pretending to be customers while the fourth suspect slipped into a restricted area of the store and took diamonds from the open safe. Surveillance video captured him hiding a jewelry tray inside his coat, Chief Skip Holbrook said a news release.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Columbia Police through through Crime Stoppers by calling 888-CRIME-SC, texting to CRIMES (274637) - and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information - or, logging onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and clicking on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

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