It’s the same old story. A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief was busted stealing from Walmart — while still wearing an ankle monitor from her last arrest. Doris Payne, known as “Granny Gem Thief” for her epic 65-year bling-swiping career, is back behind bars after shoplifting from an Atlanta Walmart on Monday, NBC reports. But the...
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- ‘Granny Gem Thief’ busted stealing from Walmart wearing ankle monitor
By Ruth Brown - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
- Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
ATLANTA (AP) — A notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn't after sparkly gems this time, police near Atlanta say.Findling said he's reviewed the police report but still needs to watch surveillance video footage to see what happened.Payne's latest arrest came after a Walmart employee notified an off-duty police officer working security at the store that Payne visited the pharmacy, electronics and grocery departments.When Payne was booked into the Chamblee jail, police discovered she was wearing an electronic ankle monitor because she was on probation from a prior arrest in DeKalb County.The Jewelers' Security Alliance, an industry trade group, sent out bulletins as early as the 1970s warning about her.
- The Lesedi La Rona, the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever, sells for $53 million
By USATODAY - By USATODAY - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
In a deal announced Tuesday, London-based jeweler Laurence Graff bought the gem, which was found in Botswana in 2015.
- $53 million diamond sold; drones fly blood; Chipotle faces ‘grainy’ queso
By Chronicle Staff and News Services - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
Number of the day $53 million That’s the price paid for the biggest diamond found in more than a century. Lucara Diamond Corp. said it sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond (right) to Graff Diamonds. The gem went unsold at a Sotheby’s auction in London last year. Lucara, known for producing some of the world’s biggest and best stones, unearthed the diamond at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The Lesedi La Rona, a little smaller than a tennis ball, is second in size only to the Cullinan, a 3,106-carat gem which was cut to form the Great Star of Africa and the Lesser Star of Africa, which are set in the crown jewels of Britain.