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: