- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for a possible suspect in a $1.3 million jewelry heist in Santa Fe last month.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports a judge signed the warrant Thursday for 45-year-old Luis Villalba Boca-Negra in the case.

Santa Fe police have said that they’re looking for two men and woman who had been in the Diva Diamonds and Jewels store two weeks before the Nov. 27 theft.

Police believe two people created a diversion and a third snatched valuables from an unlocked display case.

Authorities say Boca-Negra was arrested in October 2014 for stealing a $35,000 ring from a different downtown Santa Fe store.

He fled the state but was later arrested and pleaded guilty to theft and currently is on probation.

Police say Boca-Negra’s whereabouts are unknown.


Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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