Crossing Competitive Lines to Stop a Jewelry Thief

Charlotte-area diamond sellers worked together to bring down a jewel thief

Police also found clothing, bottles of cologne and several thousands dollars of cash. They believe Williams and Drayton traveled from Atlanta to Greensboro to suburban Virginia to Charlotte.

The loose, 2-carat diamond probably came from a theft in Fairfax, Va., based on a microscopic serial number inscribed on the diamond, Carver said. He's still not sure where the diamond stolen from Northlake Mall is.

"Guys do this for a living," Carver said. "They're good at it, but they get complacent and stupid."

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