3 Suspects Wanted in $1M Jewelry Heist

Heist may have been planned for weeks: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2015 11:03 AM CST
This video frame grab from a surveillance camera shows suspects in a heist at Diva Diamonds & Jewels in Santa Fe, N.M.   (Courtesy of Santa Fe, New Mexico Police department via AP)
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(Newser) – Santa Fe police say three thieves made off with more than $1 million in goods from a jewelry store while employees were distracted by a holiday celebration. A rep says two men and a woman took 11 items from an unlocked case inside Diva Diamonds & Jewels on the Santa Fe Plaza between 5:15pm and 5:30pm on Friday while crowds gathered for an annual holiday lighting event, per the Albuquerque Journal and KOAT. Authorities say the heist was likely planned since the suspects were spotted at the store previously. They're sharing surveillance photos of the suspects in the hope that the public will help identify them. "We’ve certainly had theft down there, but the anomaly is the dollar amount," says the rep. "We hadn’t had anything that high in a while." (Read more Santa Fe stories.)

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