01 October 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (289)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of WAVY (from Wednesday, September 29; link good at time of posting):
The search continues in Virginia for a serial jewel thief. He has hit three jewelry stores in Chesapeake in the past month, but in at least one case the store owner outsmarted the thief.

At 2:00 a.m. on September 19 a robber smashed through the glass store front of David Nygaard Fine Jewelers on Greenbrier Parkway. He broke into glass show cases and scooped up all the jewelry he could carry.

"He was in the store less than five minutes and smashed five jewelry cases and stole all he could grab before the police got here," said Nygaard.

But, what the crook did not know is that his heist is not going to make him as rich as he thought. All of the real diamond jewelry at Nygaard's is kept locked up in a heavy duty safe.

"Luckily all of our live products, our precious jewelry, are put in a safe so they are not exposed. We carry a lot of samples that are made with silver and cubic zirconia and those are the pieces that were stolen."

So, the robber got robbed. He stole nothing more than what amounts to inexpensive costume jewelry.
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