BCSO bust nets $2 million in stolen jewelry

According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, a month-long investigation led to a bust in which $2 million worth of jewelry was confiscated. Most of the jewelry is believed to be stolen.

The sheriff's office issued a release saying that the investigation began when BCSO received reports of six victims having their jewelry stolen, all living in the Stone Oak area and all with the same cleaning woman.

BCSO says that they were led to the La Joyeria International jewelry store and conducted an undercover operation where they sold jewelry to the store after saying that it had been stolen.

The victims' items were recovered and the investigation continues.

The sheriff's office says that it took more than 20 deputies three weeks to inventory the 11,000+ items confiscated from the store.

No arrests have been made, but suspects have been identified.

BCSO says that anyone that believes they've been a victim and had their jewelry stolen should contact the criminal investigation division at 210-335-6070.

They also encourage anyone with expensive jewelry to have it engraved, photographed, and to have any diamonds laser encoded in case they are lost or stolen.

(© 2016 KENS)


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