You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Man saunters into Newton jewelry store and while clerk is distracted, steals thousands of dollars in costly jewelry, police say

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a thief caught on camera Friday stealing jewelry from a store in Newton, police said.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Friday a man walked into Pageo, a jewelry store at 843 Beacon St., and told an employee that he was looking for a wedding ring, and that he was willing to spend up to $20,000 on it, said Newton police Sergeant Kevin Cupoli.

Continue reading below

“It was a scam,” he said.

The suspect asked the employee a question regarding the price on a pair of earrings, and the employee went to the back of the store to get the information. When she returned, the man said he needed to leave adn then departed the store before the employee realized anything was missing, Cupoli said.

Employees could not confirm that the man was responsible for the theft until they viewed surveillance camera footage of the incident, Cupoli said.

Police said the jewelry stolen includes an earring set made of 18 karat gold, which has a pearl and diamond center, and is worth $3,100. The other set was worth $1,950, Cupoli said.

Amanda Cedrone can be reached at acedrone@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.