Suspect in northwest-side diamond heist captured

Suspect in northwest-side diamond heist captured

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man has been arrested in connection with a diamond heist at a store on Tucson's northwest side, authorities said.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said Abel Mendoza Gutierrez, 46, was arrested Tuesday night, Oct. 18, on a charge of third-degree burglary.

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According to the PCSD, Gutierrez broke into Trinity Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, 6070 N. Oracle Road, early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Gutierrez used a rock to break the front door, cracked a safe and stole multiple items before leaving the scene, according to the PCSD. The total loss in damages and merchandise is over $11,000.

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