Published On: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016

Lambertville Police Searching for Two Suspects in Jewelry Store Theft

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The alleged suspects seen on a security camera.

Lambertville City Police said they are investigating the theft of a diamond valued at $3,500 from a Vecere Jewelers at 19 Bridge St. on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Police say a store security camera recorded the two suspects as they allegedly shopped for an engagement ring. The video recording shows the duo examining several stones with the store owner, who turned his attention to another customer. Police say that was the moment the female suspect took the stone, and placed it into her coat pocket.

The folks at Vecere say the diamond was 70 points in size, and bears a laser-inscribed Gemological Institute of America identification number on its edge of 6215929880.

Lambertville Police Director Bruce Cocuzza was contacted by the Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers organization, who offered a reward of $250 to anyone providing information that leads to the identification, apprehension and prosecution of the two suspects, say police.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 321-0010, or by text messaging “HCTIPS” to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app ”Tipsubmit” and select “Hunterdon County” to submit anonymous tips via text messaging. All tips are anonymous and confidential, say police, and rewards may also be claimed anonymously.

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