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Woman arrested in 11-year series of jewelry store thefts

Posted at 4:35 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:41:04-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A woman suspected of stealing more than $300,000 worth of high-end jewelry from at least a dozen jewelry stores throughout Southern California, Texas and Virginia over an 11-year period was arrested in San Diego.

Detectives with the Escondido Police Department took 66-year-old Huong Thi Tran into custody at a home in the 3500 block of 51st Street in the Oak Park neighborhood on Thursday, according to EPD public affairs.

Tran allegedly used a "sleight-of-hand distraction technique" to carry out the thefts between 2008 and 2019, according to a police statement.

Tran was being held in county jail in Vista on $25,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.