Police Offering Reward For Information Regarding The Naperville Diamond Heist

Cassie Boss - Author

Sep. 4 2013, Updated 6:40 p.m. ET

Naperville police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to three people who pulled off a diamond heist last week.

The heist took place inside Precious Fine Jewelry in Naperville, which requires customers to be buzzed in.

According to ABC News, surveillance video from inside of the store shows a woman allegedly reaching over the counter and putting the diamonds in her purse.

The Daily Herald reported that three people entered the store and began distracting the employee that was in at the moment.

It was at that point the woman shown in the subservience video below reached over the counter and grabbed an unspecified amount of loose diamonds.

CBS Chicago reported Rajesh Patel, the sole employee working at the time, couldn’t believe he was duped by the three suspects.

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The suspects are described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old standing about 5 feet tall and weighing roughly 150 pounds and two Hispanic women between 20 and 25 years old, both slightly taller than the man and appearing as if they weighed about 130 pounds.

Patel reported that the box of stolen loose diamonds, about 30 stones, was worth about $200,000.

Patel says the man involved, who was about five-feet tall, wanted to buy a loose diamond for a ring.

The other woman’s ruse? She was looking for a gift for her dad.

Patel said the second woman came in last and just loitered according to CBS Chicago.

In other crime news, The Inquisitr recently reported on the arrest of a member of the notorious Pink Panther jewel thief gang in France.

Zoran Tomovic, 47, was one of five inmates who escaped from a detention facility in Lausanne on May 14. He is wanted for armed robbery, weapons charges, and drug-trafficking charges in Switzerland.

In the case of the Naperville diamond heist, Patel told police that he hadn’t seen a getaway car when the woman who swiped the box of diamonds left.

Police and The Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering a $1000 for information leading to the arrest of any or all of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the Naperville diamond heist is asked to place an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at (630) 420-6006.

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