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Caught On-Camera: Thief Steals Thousands In Diamond Jewelry

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The man shown in this photo is suspected of stealing more than $2,000 of diamond jewelry from the Pawn Just Jewelry shop in south Lansing The man shown in this photo is suspected of stealing more than $2,000 of diamond jewelry from the Pawn Just Jewelry shop in south Lansing

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A pawn shop owner in south Lansing caught a thief on-camera stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from his store, while the thief's three accomplices kept the store owner distracted.

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Joe Boulos, owner of the Pawn Just Jewelry pawn shop on Cedar Street, says the robbery happened around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. He says two men came in and asked to look at rings. The thief came in shortly afterward, wearing a shirt that said "security." Surveillance video shows him with another man who acted with the two others already in the store in distracting the owner while the suspect stole from the jewelry cases.

He says the suspect stole three diamond rings and five pairs of diamond earrings, valued at approximately $2,200.

Boulos says the suspects appeared to be unaware of multiple surveillance cameras in the store. He says he's willing to offer a reward of up to $100 per criminal for information leading to the suspects' arrest.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter or email at emorrow@wlns.com.

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