Over the past several weeks, Crescenta Valley Station detectives have been involved in a burglary investigation in the station’s jurisdiction wherein a family member had maliciously stolen property from an elder. Among the items stolen was a gem believed to have been worth between $250-300,000.
Through the use of good old fashion detective work done by lead Detective Todd Sams, a search warrant was executed at a location in the city of Los Angeles and the gem was recovered.
The recovered gem was subsequently taken to a professional jeweler who said that this was the most perfect diamond he has ever seen. He valued the diamond in excess of $600,000.00. Even though the diamond is very valuable, it is priceless to the victim.
As the known suspect is still outstanding and as a means to protect the victim from future thefts, their identities will not be made known; however, the victim was most appreciative of the Crescenta Valley Station detective’s efforts and of the major recovery.
“I am very proud of the work our station detectives do on a daily basis, and this is just an example. They are dedicated, hard-working and I am appreciative of their commitment to their duties and the community,” said Capt. David Silversparre.