On Tuesday, a $20,000 diamond was stolen from Cherry Creek Shopping Center's Zales outlet in a crime caught on camera.
First reaction: Why does a Zales have a $20,000 diamond? In case one of Denver's "many" hip-hop stars needs a new bauble for his cane? Second reaction: Given how lax the security looks in footage below, it's amazing this doesn't happen daily.
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That's the question Channel 31 staffers seem itching to ask in their report, which features the aforementioned video images. Check it out below the Denver Police Department release on the incident:
On July 6, 2010, at approximately 4:30 p.m. a male party entered a jewelry store located inside the Cherry Creek Mall. Once inside the man asked to see a loose Marquis Diamond valued at approximately $20,000.00. The suspect briefly examined the diamond and ran from the store taking the diamond. He was observed getting into a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Colorado license plate number # 002LAT. The plate lists to an address in Pueblo, Colorado. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 22 and 29 years old, 5'10", approximately 180 pounds, heavy build, short brown hair, and brown eyes. The suspect is described as wearing a white t-shirt, black jean pants and athletic shoes.