Palo Alto Woman Busted For Allegedly Swiping Diamonds from Jewelry Store
A 45-year-old Palo Alto woman was arrested for allegedly stealing diamonds from a San Mateo jewelry store, according to police.
Angela Walker reportedly pretended to a customer interested in buying a ring on March 27 at Galati Jewelers, at 35 E. 4th Ave., said the San Mateo Police Department.
Walker allegedly looked at several loose diamonds, as well as a solitaire diamond ring, and when the clerk went into the shop's backroom, Walker used the unattended moment to pocket the ring, police said.
Walker then bumped the hand of the clerk, who was holding a loose diamond, police said. When that diamond fell to the counter, Walker allegedly switched the real diamond with a cubic zirconia of matching size without the store employee noticing, police said.
As she exited the store, police said Walker told the jewelry clerk that she was interested in seeing more diamonds on a return visit, and left her contact information.
Photo - Angela Walker, 45 of Palo Alto. / San Mateo Police