Baku. 12 December. REPORT.AZ/ A Manhattan jeweler says someone stole up to $10million in diamonds from a vault inside his business, but he admits that the safe had been left unlocked, Report informs referring to the Russian RIA Novosti.
Jonathan Birnbach, owner of J. Birnbach Inc, told police on Wednesday that he discovered $5 to $10million in diamonds missing from the vault in his Midtown New York City business.
He says he placed three boxes with the diamonds in the safe on November 24, but hadn't noticed them missing until this week because he rarely deals with the diamonds.
Sources told the New York Daily News that Birnbach admitted to police he leaves the safe unlocked during business hours in order to allow for easy access to other jewels kept in the safe.
During the period that the diamonds were stolen, contractors were working in the office.
Police are reportedly interviewing the construction workers and will be reviewing surveillance footage.