Shemp of the Three Stooges once said, “he would steal fly’s from a blind spider,” a stark truth as relevant today as it was in the black and white world of his heyday. Every day we see stories of thefts both small and large but it is rare that we hear about anything even close to what Yahoo hashappened on a London train.
There is at large an unidentified man who police are seeking desperately following “a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems” being “stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station.”
Yahoo also says that the victim of the heist was “a 35-year-old jewelry dealer” who had gotten onto the train on November 8th only to discover “that his suitcase of rubies, emerald, and sapphires” was absent from the travel rack.”
When one thinks about the sorrow and worry that happens from even a “minor” theft, it is impossible to fathom how horrible this man must feel!
Worse still, police have only a “grainy photo” to release in relation to the person who they suspect of the crime.
“I would like to speak to the man in the CCTV images about this extremely high-value luggage theft,” stated Det. Sgt. Nick Thompson from British Transport Police.
Thompson goes on and admits, “The suitcase was a large black suitcase and contained more than 40 gems such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires.”
One has to wonder if this was someone who knew the jeweler or if this was just a lucky hit for the criminal. If so, and this was done by a novice, trying to sell jewels of that caliber on the black market with no idea who is safe to speak to may well be what brings him to justice. It is harder than it sounds to shed such booty.
Even so, this reminds us that nowhere is really safe. We must always be on the lookout for those around because, clearly, the criminals are looking at us.
All of us.