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Burglar Lifts $300,000 In Diamonds From Jewelry Store

Posted October 18, 2006

— Police are investigating a large jewelry heist in Johnston County.

A burglar stole nearly $300,000 in diamond jewelry from Selma Jewelry in Smithfield on Tuesday. The thief carefully removed a front window and climbed inside, police said.

A witness reported seeing a man in dark clothing near the store at the time of the robbery, but no one has been arrested.

A robbery at the same store in March sparked a high-speed chase across three counties.


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