IDIOT JEWELER DISCOVERS MASSIVE THEFT WELL AFTER IT’S GONE
It’s a classic train heist! Well, sort of. In England, British police are on the hunt for an as-yet unidentified man who managed to make off with a sizable prize last week. A 35-year-old jewelry dealer was travelling by train from Birmingham to Rugby in central England when he discovered that his suitcase was missing from the luggage rack. The man was understandably beside himself as the suitcase contained $1.3 million dollars-worth of sapphires and other gems. That’s not some casual theft or property to have stolen.
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In what can only still be a horror story for the jeweler and the gems, police have so far managed to piece together from CCTV that the jeweler’s jewel-transporting luggage walked off the train with an unidentified man at London’s Euston station. There is an image of the man, but no word yet from police as to his identity. The police are rather… eager to have a conversation with him. “I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images about this extremely high value luggage theft,” Det. Sgt. Nick Thompson of the British Transport Police said in what we on this side of the pond call a dramatic understatement.
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“The suitcase was a large black suitcase and contained more than 40 gems such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires.”
So far, the grainy image of the modern-day opportunistic train robber has not yielded any results with the public, nor leads that can be followed to discover where the gems are or how to recover them. It is worth mentioning that there is no word on the jeweler’s practice of transporting such portable wealth in a piece of luggage he leaves on the luggage rack on a public train out of his line of sight. While not a jeweler myself, I can’t imagine that it would be too hard to keep only 40 gemstones like the rubies, emeralds and sapphires that were lost on my person, regardless of their packaging. Let’s just say if I ever have call to travel with such portable largess that I’ll know where it is. At all times. One could also safely assume the thief knew what he was taking, making the jeweler’s protocols simply ludicrous.