CCTV 24-Year-Old Jewel Thief Dubbed 'The Shapely Stickup Artist' Arrested in Atlanta

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    A 24-year-old woman suspected of a string of robberies at jewelry stores across the South has been arrested in Atlanta. She’s facing up to 20 years behind bars, so now is certainly not the time to feel a little inspired, maybe, or to consider that capitalism is the real thief, in a way?


    Abigail Lee Kemp was arraigned Monday in Atlanta, accused of robbing six jewelry stores in five states to the tune of $4 million. The FBI also said that a second person, a 35-year-old man named Lewis Jones III, had been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the thefts. Jones has not yet been arraigned. He is in custody in Dekalb County, Georgia, where local authorities wanted to speak with him regarding two unsolved bank robberies from last summer.

    Before Kemp was arrested Friday she had a pretty good run, allegedly; she’s accused of stealing diamonds and watches in armed, “takeover-style” robberies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. The FBI says they believe Kemp typically held jewelry store employees at gunpoint and either zip-tied their hands or herded them into a back room before ransacking the store and making her escape. Kemp often wore workout clothes during the robberies; the New York Daily News dubbed her both the “Diamond Diva” and “the shapely stickup artist,” which, sure.


    But, per NBC, Kemp might’ve had a slightly longer career, allegedly, had she been a little more careful about covering her face and not wearing her spoils out and about:

    The jewel heists attracted wide attention because the bandit was a woman so bold she didn’t bother to wear a mask. And court documents released Monday show she didn’t do much to cover her tracks, either.

    Kemp used her own phone and a relative’s car during the string of heists, and raised eyebrows by wearing fancy jewelry, according to an FBI affidavit.

    The FBI used data from cell towers to identify Kemp, 24, as the bandit who waltzed unmasked into jewelry outlets in five states, whipped out a gun, herded workers into back rooms and emptied cases, an affidavit says.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tracked down a high school acquaintance of Kemp’s for a delightful short feature which reveals that prior to an al-le-llleeeegeeed career in jewel thievery, Kemp worked at breastaurants like Hooters and Twin Peaks and who “literally fell off the grid” for a while there, losing track of all her old buddies while out doing something or other that kept her away from social media a lot.



    Kemp looked unhappy while undertaking her perp walk into court Monday, and is said to have wept in front of the judge, which is all understandable and should be a reminder that jewel theft is probably a lot more trouble than it looks. I guess.
     
  2. Irie Guy

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    Not Guilty !!!!
     
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    guilty
     
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    Remember the good ol Days when criminals were smart enough to put a fucking mask on their face when they committed a crime?
     
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    I guess she thought she was too hot to wear a mask. Big dummy.
     
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    dope, she had no idea there were video cameras everywhere? lol
     
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    Are you kidding??

    Guilty!!


    Clue is in the video.
     
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    Too high maintenance. Guilty.
     
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    She thought it would be a shame to cover her 'pretty face.' Where is notoriety in that?
     
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    I'd like to stick my family jewel up her posterior
     
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    What a stupid asshole... ALL jewelry stores have video surveillance. If she had a half a brain she would have covered her face. :facepalm:
     
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    That's a Florida shirt if I've ever seen one.
     
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    4 mill? She could've fled the country
     
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    It was worth 4mil,she probably got a hundred grand or less
     
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    *Warning: Repeat Story Ahead*

    I had a fiance who was approached in a parking lot by a couple black dudes with a bag full of jewelry from Zales (tags on them and everything).

    He declined to purchase a bauble for me from them.

    I was glad, cuz I can't resist jewels and hate moral dilemmas like that.

    (He thought they robbed a courier.)
     
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    Not guilty until I cum in her stupid mouth. Then you can do what you want with her, what, I give a fuck?
     
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    She looks innocent,set her free into my custody.