Hunt for teen over diamond heist

2015-01-24 12:04
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than $4.6m from a luxury jewellery store.

Police say she helped carry out the audacious theft with two women and a man between the ages of 30 and 40.

The adults "pretended to be customers choosing items from the shop" police said, while the girl stole the necklace.

The gang of four then left the store before a staff member realised it was missing.

The necklace was 100-carat gold embedded with more than 30 diamonds.

The young girl managed to steal a key from a drawer to open a cabinet while staff were distracted, a source said.

The girl was caught on CCTV as she left the mall, the police said, showing a picture of a girl dressed in black trousers, a blue shirt and a grey hooded top.

Police described her as "slimly built".

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