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."