The owner of a Saint John jewelry store believes he was the target of professional thieves after a middle-aged couple came in asking to look at diamonds and soon after, staff discovered a $10,000 stone was swapped for a fake.
This isn’t the first time someone has stolen from Wayne Smith, but in the 24 years he’s owned his Brunswick Square jewelry store, this may be the slickest theft he’s encountered.
Late last Friday afternoon, Smith said a man and a woman asked to see loose stones at W. Smith and Co. Fine Jewellers. An employee was in the process of showing the couple a one carat diamond, and Smith said they struck when she turned her back to reach for a diamond sizing chart.
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