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JPD Recovers More than $200,000 in Stolen Jewelry

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Jackson Police showcased almost $300,000 in recovered items in the city's largest ever jewelry heist.

Just this week, investigators traveled to Texas and recovered the items stolen in February of last year during a robbery of Little's Jewelers where a worker was pistol whipped and he and others were forced into a restroom.

Items recovered include more than $130,000 in Rolex watches and almost $108,000 in diamond jewelry.

"It's just a testament to what these investigators do. They don't stop after an arrest is made," said Lt. Tyreece Miller of the Jackson Police Department. "All of this property was recovered long after the two men were in custody."

Lee Triplett, 30, of Jackson and James Randle, 29, of Memphis are charged in the robbery and kidnapping.

Police said Triplett was not only employed by Little's Jewelers at the time of the robbery but one of the people locked in the restroom.

Investigators said they continue their search for the remaining stolen jewelry, but would not give a dollar figure for items yet to be recovered.