Paramus police sting nets six suspected jewel thieves
A sting by Paramus police has led to the arrest of six suspected jewel thieves.
According to authorities, the NYPD alerted Paramus police officials that the six jewel thief suspects were making their way to New Jersey. Police then had the opportunity to set up a sting in which an undercover police officer posed as a jewelry salesman.
The undercover officer took a briefcase that looked as if it may be filled with jewels and left it in a car. Some time later, the suspects broke into the car and took off with the briefcase. Paramus police eventually caught up with the individuals and arrested all six men, who live in Queens. Authorities say the men are all from Columbia and are in the U.S. illegally.
Police officials say they received the tip about the incoming men through the Statewide Intelligence Management System, which allows police departments across the country to share information.