jewelry store was robbed Wednesday in Bowling Green without anyone noticing
until the next morning.
people were caught on surveillance video stealing a diamond from Waddington
Jewelers. Store owners noticed the diamond was missing as they prepared to open
the store Thursday morning.
surveillance footage shows two women entering the store together, followed by
one man, then another. They all kept the sales staff distracted, and had hand
signals to each other.
soon as they had an opportunity to reach behind one of the cases, [they]
grabbed a diamond, put it in their pocket, and continued pretending like they
were interested in buying a diamond ring," said Ben Waddington, owner of the
says the stolen diamond weighed 1.84 carats and was worth $5,000. The suspects
were in the store a total of 16 minutes, and the diamond was snatched nine
minutes into the heist.
they're hoping the public can help.
look for these signs, you train your sales staff, but in the heat of the
moment, everyone was busy," Waddington said. "They came in with a plan and they
looked like they knew what they were doing. They even…had signals they were
showing back and forth to each other, so they came in with this in mind."
with information about the theft or the suspects should call Bowling Green
Police at 419-352-8775.