Posted: 3 December, 2013
Police are still waiting for the 'evidence' to emerge
Police are still waiting for the evidence to emerge (CCTV screenshot)
A Diamond in the Rough? Police waiting for Ring Bling? Brown Diamond Heist? There are a ridiculous number of bad headlines out of this one:
A man's in police custody, while police wait for him to poo out two diamond rings he's accused of stealing from an Indooroopilly jeweller on Friday. (Yep, you read that right)
It's claimed Mark Watts went into Crown Jeweller's pretending to look for an engagement ring for his girlfriend, but took off with two rings worth $59 000.
Shop workers chased him to the nearby chemist, where Watts allegedly swallowed the bling before he was arrested, apologising to the jeweller after.
Watts has faced court, but remains in police custody, as X rays have confirmed there's more than 2.5 carats worth of diamonds in his gut still.
Crown Family Jeweller's is now ready for the 'next development'.
Store Manager Liliana Mc Donald says "We're just waiting, I suppose it has to go through 'the system'...he he he!"
Police this morning have confirmed the evidence is 'still outstanding'.