Crime

Unidentified woman sought in jewelry theft

Police want help to identify a woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash after meeting a man at a Biloxi casino and visiting his hotel room at a different casino.

Police Capt. Gerald Forbes said detectives have surveillance pictures from Dec. 20 from both casinos that show the woman with the man before he reported the theft.

The man told police he met her at the Beau Rivage and she accompanied him to his hotel room at the IP. When he woke up, she was gone, and so was his cash and jewelry, Forbes said. The man valued the loss at about $150,000.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is asked to contact Detective Nick Sonnier by calling 392-0461 or 435-6112. Tipsters can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward by calling Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers, 1-877-787-5898.

Read more in Friday's Sun Herald.

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