Thursday, April 26, 2007

Diamond Thief Ordered To Pay $17,445 In Restitution

A New Jersey man caught minutes after he stole a $17,445 diamond ring from a jewelry store won’t spend any time in jail, but a judge has ordered 34-year-old Jose Reyes to pay full restitution. On March 12, Reyes was captured by Smithfield Police on Industrial Park Drive . Moments earlier, Reyes had entered Zale’s Jewelers, snatched a 1.5 carat diamond ring from an employee and fled in a car. Police believe Reyes tossed the ring out of the car before being pulled over by officers, but the expensive ring was never found. Reyes was placed on probation for 5 years. Photo by Carter Rabil


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