Infamous elderly jewel thief, Doris Payne,
Raju Metha, manager of El Paseo Jewelers in Palm Desert, Calif., believes Payne came into his store earlier in the month, and spent 45 minutes looking at items. After she left, employees discovered a $21,000 diamond ring was missing, he says.
“I have been in retail for years, and never had anything like this happen,” he says. “You don’t suspect because she is elderly. I have to give her credit: She is excellent at what she does.”