San Franciscans Sought in $10 million Jewel Heist

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Career criminals Dino and Troy Smith are being sought by San Francisco authorities for stealing as much as $10 million in handcrafted diamond rings, Art Deco bracelets and brooches studded with Burmese rubies and Kashmiri sapphires, the Los Angeles Times reports. Last month’s heist near San Francisco’s Union Square broke local records for the size of the take, surpassing even the most brazen previous jewelry store robberies here tenfold.

The Smith brothers already had pulled off a series of bold robberies and burglaries in a criminal past that fills more than 20,000 pages of court documents. Convicted in the early 1990s of enough crimes to spend several decades in prison, the Smiths walked free five years ago.

On Wednesday, Dino’s girlfriend, 30-year-old Debbie Warner, was arrested for allegedly possessing jewelry taken in the theft – a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings.


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