Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 21, 2014 at 5:50 AM | Page modified May 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Jewel thief leaves cellphone in shop after robbery

British police say they have a pretty good idea who stole two diamond rings and a wedding band from a Kingston shop on Sunday -- the suspected thief left his cellphone behind, with a photo of himself as the screensaver.


advertising

LONDON —

British police say they have a pretty good idea who stole two diamond rings and a wedding band from a Kingston shop on Sunday -- the suspected thief left his cellphone behind, with a photo of himself as the screensaver.

Police said Wednesday the 27-year-old suspect, Germain Ibrahim Fofana of France, is also believed to be responsible for other jewel heists in the London area.

They said Fofana and a woman entered the shop with a child in a baby buggy and looked at engagement rings. The suspect returned alone 30 minutes later and looked at the rings again, before he ran off with them, leaving his phone behind.

The rings were valued at 18,000 pounds ($30,000).



Want unlimited access to seattletimes.com? Subscribe now!

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►