• $500K in jewelry stolen from parked car on Mercer Island

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    Mercer Island police said a thief stole $500,000 worth of jewelry from a parked car.

     The break-in occurred while the car was parked at the Island Corporate Center Tuesday.

     Surveillance video from the parking lot showed a dark-colored minivan that stopped next to the victim's car.

     Police said the gems were stolen from a New York City courier who left the jewels in the car while taking a break on Mercer Island.

     The jewels belonged to a New York wholesaler.

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