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Jewelry Thieves Dazzle Lower Macungie Clerk

Kohl's reports pair switched expensive diamond ring with fake, police say.

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, they seem to have found a few fans in boys as well at in Lower Macungie Township, according to police.

said two men recently fancied a diamond ring enough to swap it with the store for another of little value. Problem was, a clerk didn't know a swap was made until it was too late.

Two black men between the ages of 20 and 30 were shopping for a diamond ring about 2:05 p.m. July 6, police said. A clerk assisted them in seeing a Cherish diamond ring in a white gold setting, but when they handed it back, they replaced the valuable ring with a similar-looking fake. Police did not provide the value of the store's ring.

olivia nolt July 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM
Incredible. We were always taught, (after working in jewelry stores several times in my life) to never leave a customer alone with the merchandise # one. Number two, when there are a pair of people, that usually maybe a signal that there's an extra person that was brought in to cause a distraction, whether it be to make conversation with the clerk, while the other maybe making a switch. or do something physical to cause the clerk to look outside the perimiter of the person with the merchandise. Gosh, you hear it all the time. It would serve stores like this to better train there people, on situations such as these to better arm them with potential situations like this happening. To never take your eyes off the merchandise-while it is out of the case, never let anyone distract you while that item is out of the case-no matter what. Check the tag to make sure what you gave them is what you are putting back in the case. Yes-its a little more time consuming-but, it would have been caught right away, that either there was no tag on it- or something would have stood out sooner than later. I remember buying 2 chains at Kohls after x-mas, for a pendant I received as a gift from Tiffany's. I needed a certain length chain, but was not up to driving to Phila. The clerk would not take 2 silver chains out of the case at the same time-and I was there to purchase 2 different lengths. Concientious for Kohls-not so wonderously convenient for the customer, BUT she was doing her job! OJMN
TRUTH July 31, 2011 at 04:43 AM
two black men! better call the record books.

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