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12-year-old girl pulls off $4.4 million diamond heist

By Mason White 1:04 PM January 26, 2015
The 12-year-old suspect 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking for a young girl who committed a diamond heist in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Police are searching for the preteen girl after she stole a diamond necklace, which is worth $4.4 million, from a luxury jeweler, while her accomplices, two women and a man, distracted the store owners.

According to police, the crime occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Friday at the Emperor Jewelry store in Tsim Sha Tsui’s 1881 Heritage shopping mall.

The three adults, all of whom spoke Mandarin and were between the ages of 30 and 40, asked to see some jewelry pieces. Meanwhile, the girl walked behind the counter, stole a key from a drawer and took out the diamond necklace that was encrusted with diamonds.

She took the necklace, which has more than 30 diamonds, out of the showcase, slipped it into her pocket and she walked out of the store without being detected.

After the robbery went off without a hitch, the girl was seen on surveillance video calmly walking out of the mall.

Detectives believe that she may have changed her appearance before getting into a taxi to get away.

The three adults stayed in the mall for about 30 minutes, before leaving the store without a purchase.

The staff at the jewelry store realized that the necklace was missing shortly before 5:00 p.m. Police were called and they launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.