'Well-Dressed Thief' Walks Out of Tiffany & Co with Nearly $100K in Jewelry

Seriously, is there some kind of viral marketing going on for The Bling Ring that no one knows about?
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Seriously, is there some kind of viral marketing going on for The Bling Ring that no one knows about?

After a string of jewelry heists in Cannes last month, the New York Daily News is reporting that a man managed to lift two necklaces--with a total reported value of nearly $100,000--from Tiffany & Co's Fifth Avenue New York store last week.

According to police, the thief walked into the famous flagship around mid-afternoon and asked a clerk to see two necklaces. He made polite conversation for a bit--as thieves are wont to do--and then distracted the clerk before absconding with the pieces.

And how did he manage to divert the employee's attention from the very expensive jewels? We're not sure--but given that the Daily calls him a "sharp-dressed thief," perhaps he just blinded the clerk with his dazzling good looks.

We've reached out to Tiffany & Co for a statement and will update if we hear back.

Here's a video of the man in action, courtesy of Gothamist: