A woman who rents booth space from a business at 204 Main Street in Crane says someone broke into the business late last month and stole close to a million dollars in jewelry.
According to an incident report, Elizabeth Cloud told Crane police chief John Elmore "she knew who had burglarized her store. Cloud stated over the last 2 weeks 2 white males had repeatedly come into her store asking questions about her merchandise, but never buying anything."
Cloud stated that a man named "Zack" and another man had come into the business and "repeatedly asked her if all of her jewelry was legitimate, and seemed especially interested in the gold items."
Cloud told Elmore that thieves had previously burglarized two other businesses she had and stolen "hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry in the past."
The jewelry was not insured, according to the police report. When the Crane Chronicle visited the business last week for a comment, all the jewelry had been removed and the woman who made the claim was in the hospital, according to the owner of the business.