On Friday, November 20th, 12:51 pm, a large black male and pregnant black female entered a Kannapolis, North Carolina jewelry store and asked to look for diamonds for a brother of one of them who they said was coming in to town the next day. The couple stayed 30 minutes “getting educated” on shapes and qualities, then left in a white Infinity FX 35.
The next day the pregnant woman returned along with her brother and asked for the salesman by name. The showing began. All the while the woman was receiving calls on her cell phone. The woman then departed to take a call outside. The brother (6 ft. 2 in., very dark skin, dreadlocks below ears) then ran from the store with a 2.11 ct. Asscher cut diamond and a 1.7 ct. round diamond. He ran to a waiting car (a white SUV, perhaps an Expedition or Suburban) on the highway behind the store.
Images taken from security cameras were sent to the S.B.I. The victims reported that the pregnant woman was very personable and the criminals were calm and good at their “job.” The store is located very close to Interstate 85, so those of you close to I-85 be especially alert.
Couple spotted in Greensboro
The same couple was believed to be spotted on December 2 at Carlyle & Co. on
The woman again was on the phone and the man was now with a baby. She was polite, but didn’t say much. They spent less than 10 minutes in the store before leaving in a hurry.
Before store security could make positive identification, the couple walked out of the store and got in a black Honda Accord, 4- doors with NC plates, that was parked on the side of the building where there are no windows or doors. When the officer started to enter the parking lot area to get a description of the vehicle the couple fled the area at a high rate of speed.
Kudos to the North Carolina Jewelers Association for keeping their members informed and helping to fight jewelry crime. Contact the NCJA at firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-789-7979 or www.ncjewelers.org.