Wednesday, October 05, 1977

Police Records List 2 More Gem Murders

Detectives and diamond dealers said they believe that many of the recent murders and robberies of gem merchants were inside jobs arranged by people who worked in the industry – many of them newcomers.

With these two new murders (in 1975 and 1976) the police now know of at least six murders of diamond brokers and others in the industry in the last three years.

John L. Keenan, NYC Chief of Detectives said that in the first nine months of the year there had been 16 robberies (actually fewer than a year earlier).

excerpt from L. Buder NYT 10/5/77

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