ST. PETERSBURG, April 17 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – The Pushkinsky District court in St. Petersburg will begin hearing a case against Chinese citizen Liu Limay, who stands charged with stealing a brilliant worth 6 million rubles ($106,000) from a jewellery exhibition, on April 28, the united press service of St. Petersburg courts told RAPSI on Monday.
The woman has pleaded guilty. Damage caused to victims amounting to 6 million rubles has been paid.
According to case papers, on February 1, the brilliant was stolen from the International Jewellery Exhibition JUNWEX held in St. Petersburg.
Investigators believe stole the jewel was stolen by three Chinese nationals specializing in such thefts. Liu Limay allegedly replaced the brilliant with a fake and gave it to her accomplice, who hid the jewel in his mouth. Initially, police officers suspected that the he had swallowed the brilliant. Later, Liu Limay confessed that they had given the brilliant to a third accomplice, who took it away and left for China. According to investigators, that woman has been arrested in Hong Kong.