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Tyler police discuss search for UPS imposter who stole $60,000 in jewelry


Tyler police are now asking for your help finding a thief who made off with more than $60,000 of jewelry.

It happened in December of last year at a Zales off south Broadway in the Cumberland Park, when a man dressed as a UPS delivery truck driver and walked out with $63,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry.

"We've checked with UPS and there are no current or former employees that match the description of the suspect," Tyler police public information officer Don Martin says.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s or 50's, heavier built, last seen driving a silver Hyundai Elantra.

"He asked them if they had any jewelry to be picked up, that’s how they apparently get jewelry delivered to a from the location to get repaired, so they said yes," Martin says.

Zales merchandise and customers personal jewelry being repaired at the store was stolen and unfortunately Tyler police say the investigation has hit a dead end, prompting police to ask residents for help.

"This is something we were wary about putting out due to the possibility of copycats, however we're now hoping other jewelry stores will be more careful," Martin says.

Tyler police say they are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

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