Police investigating home jewelry heist valued at up to $1 million

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating a major jewelry theft at a home that could be worth up a million dollars.

On Jan. 23, officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Cold Spring Rd. to investigate a home burglary. The homeowner said someone had broken in through the back door and stolen several items, including a vintage rifle and several pieces of unique jewelry.

The rifle, an antique .348 caliber Winchester lever action rifle, is worth about $10,000. The jewelry is valued between $750,000 and a million dollars.

Since the items are unique, investigators are hoping a pawn shop, gold buyer, or jeweler would remember if someone tried to unload the stolen pieces.

Some of the more valuable pieces include:

  • Ladies custom 9MM diamond bracelet, bracelet measures 7 inches in length, 19 square cushion links, and is secured by a figure eight safety. Each link features one or two flush set diamonds, total of 24 round brilliant diamonds. Value $25,360.00.
  • Ladies 18K white gold and yellow gold link bracelet containing 84 full cut diamonds total 3.08cts all diamonds of internally flawless clarity and D-E color. Value $23,354.
  • One ladies 18K yellow gold Van Cleef and Arpels watch with detachable 18K yellow gold bracelet and bezel containing 99.02CT diamonds, model #18641B3. Value $36,989.
  • Gents 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Ebel chronograph watch with a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold sport link bracelet.  Value $10,444.
  • LDS Breitling watch – stainless steel and rose gold band with diamond dial and pearl face. Value $11,907.
  • LDS Palladium ring containing 10 oval diamonds totaling 1.54cts and 18 round brilliant cut nail set diamonds .20CTW, D color and VS clarity. Value $10,750.
  • Ladies 14K white gold pinch prong bands containing 9 diamonds equaling 1.31cts, F-G color, VS2 clarity, rounded undercarriages, solid shanks made to stack with other bands in the set, size 6.5. Value $8,202.
  • Ladies 14K white gold pinch prong bands containing 7 diamonds equaling 1.88cts, F-G color, VS2 clarity, rounded undercarriages, solid shanks made to stack with other bands in the set, size 6.6. Value $12,330.
  • Ladies 14K white gold pinch prong bands containing 9 diamonds equaling 1.377cts, F-G color, Vs@ clarity, rounded undercarriages, solid shanks made to stack with other bands in the set, size 6.5. Value $8,465.

Anyone with information about the case should call Crime Stoppers at 317.262.TIPS (8477). Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 and remain anonymous.

11 comments

  • Luke

    Sounds like insurance fraud to me… That home seems to be to nice to not have a alarm and the response from the police would have been FAST! The police get to the "Nice" areas quick!

  • Bob

    uh with all that amount of jewelry and valuables you think they would have invested a MILLION DOLLAR SECURITY SYSTEM they came in through the back do_or ha~ha took it right in the you no what with no what with no vaseline… but really it sounds like a inside job, and you know they got insurance $$ cha ching.

  • MeatPlow

    That's just awful, those poor folks living beneath the poverty level and then that happens. Just look at the shack they live in, the injustice of it all. We should start a collection on their behalf.

  • Bev

    I'm not in to expensive jewelry myself and if I had that kind of money I still would not put that much into jewelry.!! I would think if someone had that much money invested in jewelry that they would have receipts and pictures of each item? If they are trying to collect insurance fraudulently then I hope they get caught. The home looks quite expensive and one would think that if they could afford such an expensive home that they would have some type of security. An alarm system or dogs or deadbolt locks even!!

  • K Savage

    I added the numbers present and its not even 200k!?!? Where are they getting almost a million dollars from? And if true why keep those kind of items in your house???

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