||Woman, in 40's
||Man, ex-con, in 30's
||Young man in 20's
|ACTIVITY AT TIME OF ROBBERY (probable cause)
||Owner of jewelry store. Had worked in the store that day.
Was observed meeting with jewelry appraiser in 'bad' part of town earlier.
||Notorious jewel thief, paroled from prison.
Crime statistics show that a large fraction of ex-cons return to criminal behavior.
Police had observed the man in the area of the jewelry store.
||Busboy at restaurant near jewelry store. Was seen running down the street near the store late at night (after midnight).
||Would collect on theft insurance; if she had 'arranged' for the robbery, she'd also still have the jewels.
||Had returned to theft/fencing of jewelry for money
||Was in need of money to support his family; his hours at the restaurant had been cut way back.
||Had gone home from the store not feeling well. Spent evening alone at home.
As far as the appraiser -- he was a friend of a friend.
||Had gone to a crowded movie by himself. Ticket taker could neither confirm nor deny that the man had indeed gone to that theater.
||Had worked the late shift and was running down the street to catch the bus.