Police Investigate Over $350,000 in Jewelry Thefts at Trump Tower

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
September 23, 2019USshare
Police Investigate Over $350,000 in Jewelry Thefts at Trump Tower
The entrance to the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Detectives are investigating reports of thefts of over $350,000 worth of jewelry from residents in Manhattan’s Trump Tower.

The jewelry was allegedly stolen from inside two apartments in the building where President Donald Trump owns a penthouse triplex, police said.

A 33-year-old woman told police her $117,000 Graff diamond bracelet was taken from her 59th floor apartment after she left for vacation on Sept. 3.

A 67-year-old woman reported five pieces, including a Harry Winston diamond bracelet, a ring, necklace and bracelet— all encrusted with diamonds and sapphires—and a pair of diamond and emerald earrings, stolen from a drawer in her 42nd floor closet, police said.

She told police she had been away from the 5th Avenue skyscraper from June 21 to Sept. 9. Upon returning, she discovered she had $236,000 of jewelry “removed or stolen; it was no longer there,” said police Sgt. Lee Jones.

Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is seen
Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is seen in New York City, on April 10, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

A police spokesman told The New York Times that investigators haven’t identified a suspect and are looking at everyone with access to the building.

There have been no arrests. Both cases have been reported as grand larceny, and the investigations are ongoing.

Neither police report indicated that there was forced entry, a police spokesman told The New York Times.

Separately, President Donald Trump stayed at his namesake building on Sunday night ahead of several days of United Nations meetings. He is expected to stay there again on Monday night, according to his public calendar.

President Donald Trump gestures
President Donald Trump gestures as he answers reporters questions in the lobby of Trump Tower on Aug. 15, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

Reports of the thefts were first published by the New York Post.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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