Tuesday, January 22, 2013 03:50 PM
On January 11, 2013, around 1:20 PM, a theft occurred at the business of Sue’s Jewelry, 3122 Metairie Road in Metairie. The victim and witnesses reported an unknown male subject described as 5’11” to 6’0”, 175 to 200 lbs. entered the store with a dark colored jacket pulled over the top of his head. Because of the clothing the suspect was wearing, the victim/witnesses were unable to see his face, arms or hands, nor could they identify his race. The suspect walked to the middle display case on the east side of the business and began to strike the glass with his knee. Upon breaking the glass the suspect removed a tray containing approximately (15) pairs of diamond earrings. He exited the business onto Metairie Road.
Detective Giacona canvassed the surrounding area for any possible witnesses, security cameras or evidence and learned from a nearby business a suspect wearing a black hoodie, gray jacket and dark colored pants was seen running on Metairie Road. Witness also told Giacona he also saw a subject wearing a black hoodie, black “ski” type mask and sunglasses running on Metairie Road. The witness stated the subject dropped a bag as he was exiting the store, picked it up and then ran eastbound on Metairie Road.
On Thursday, January 17, 2013, Detective Giacona was contacted by the owner of Sue’s Jewelers who advised he received a phone call from owner of a nearby pawnshop at 3615 Airline Highway, Metairie, Louisiana. The owner was told that a white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt entered the store and attempted to sell numerous pairs of diamond earrings, including a unique pair of canary yellow diamond earrings that were surrounded by several white diamonds. The suspect was seen driving a black Nissan truck, Louisiana license plate # X910001.
Detective Giacona conducted a records check of the license plate which came back to a Kaylie Naquin, W/F, 26, of 2117 Generes Street in Harahan. With the utilization of our ALPR cameras Giancona learned the vehicle was spotted on Airline Drive. Based on this information, Detective Giacona decided to check the Cash America Pawnshop at 7923 Airline Highway, Metairie, Louisiana. Upon arrival, Giacona located the black Nissan truck in the parking lot of the business. Shortly thereafter, Giacona observed a subject identified as the owner of the pickup truck named Timothy Naquin, W/M, 27 of the Generes Street address. As Naquin entered the truck Detective Giacona approached the vehicle, identified himself and instructed Naquin to exit the vehicle. Naquin placed the truck into reverse and he was instructed again to exit the vehicle. Naquin placed the truck into park and was taken into custody without incident.
Detective Giacona interviewed the manager of Cash America and learned Naquin had just pawned (11) pairs of diamond earrings for the sum of $4130.00 in cash. Detective Giacona located a pair of canary yellow diamond earrings that were surrounded by several white diamonds, (1) loose diamond and $4130.00 in cash on Mr. Naquin’s person. Detective Giacona also learned that on Monday, 01-14-2013, Mr. Naquin pawned an additional (3) pairs of diamond earrings for $1150.00.
All property recovered was returned to its respective owners. Naquin was then transported to the Investigations Bureau where he confessed to stealing the earrings from the business and then pawning them for money due to losing his home and job. Timothy Naquin was transported to the JPCC and booked with (3) counts of Felony Theft, along with (2) counts of Illegal Possession of Stolen property.
A photo of Naquin is attached.
Colonel John N. Fortunato
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
1233 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058
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