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Thieves steal $800G in jewelry in Colorado luxury hotel

Three thieves stole $800,000 in value of the diamond-encased jewelry from a display case at the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. on Friday.
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Authorities in Colorado are searching for three men who stole around $800,000 value of the diamond-encased jewelry from a display case in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Aspen, Colorado on Friday.

Aspen Police told the Aspen Daily News that one of the men used a screwdriver to open the locked case of the Little Nell Hotel about 1 hour, and put a chain and at least one ring in a backpack.

“A whole team is working on, it’s pretty big,” Officer Kirk Wheatley said.

The belongings were of Piranesi, a New York-based jewelry company that has an outlet in Aspen.

A Piranesi employee said the jeweler has a showcase in the luxury hotel in Aspen for more than 20 years.
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Piranesi employee Veronica Sumner told the Aspen Daily News that the jeweler has the display case in the lobby of the hotel for marketing purposes for more than 20 years.

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Another employee said the thieves with “very high-end, beautiful jewelry.”

May Selby, a spokesperson for the hotel, told the newspaper: “we can confirm that three men were the perpetrators and they were not guests of the hotel. The Aspen police response was fast. We have no additional information at this point as the investigation is active.”

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