Four accused of stealing $100,000 worth of diamonds

Four accused of stealing $100,000 worth of diamonds

COLUMBIA (WACH)-- Columbia Police Investigators have released surveillance pictures of four suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollarsâ?? worth of diamonds from a jewelry store.

The incident happened at 1pm on Saturday, June 14.

Investigators believe that at least three of the suspects distracted employees on Broad River Road by pretending to be customers and possibly asking employees to see jewelry.

The distraction allowed one of the male suspects to walk into a publically restricted area and steal approximately $100,000 worth of diamonds from a safe.

The suspect was captured on surveillance hiding the jewelry tray in his jacket before leaving the store with other suspects.

Columbia Police Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information to call 1-888-CRIME-SC.