|The Manhattan jeweler who reported diamonds worth an estimated US$5-10 million missing from his unlocked safe in midtown Manhattan has now reportedly discovered that, in fact, the diamonds were thrown out by mistake, says the New York Post, as reported by Idex Online.
According to law-enforcement sources, employees at J Birnbach Inc., who reportedly were helping their boss move to another floor, mistakenly threw out three wooden boxes, which were actually filled with diamonds.
The diamonds were then discovered by a building security guard patrolling the floor, says the news source. The act was discovered by the police investigating the case when they were reviewing a surveillance video from November 24th.
At the time of his arrest, the security guard had already sold some of the diamonds to another jeweler in the same building, but had kept back a 17-carat diamond worth US$3.2 million, reports the news source.While that 17-carat diamond, two smaller diamonds and US$10,000 in cash have been turned over by the security guard to the police, the authorities are reportedly still trying to track down the rest of the diamonds.