Suspect is named in jewelry heist |

Suspect is named in jewelry heist

Tim Mutrie

Aspen police have issued an arrest warrant for Christopher Mark Daley, who investigators believe robbed the Piranesi jewelry store on Jan. 9

Daley, 32, is a former employee of the Aspen Skiing Co. Investigators with the police department believe he has left town.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, with dark hair and blue eyes. He is originally from England and speaks with an accent, according to Glenn Schaffer, an investigator with the APD.

The thief made off with approximately $75,000 in diamond jewels during the Jan. 9 robbery, police said.

According to earlier reports, the man entered the store in the 500 block of East Cooper Avenue and took the items from an unlocked jewelry case. Two passersby, who saw the thief struggling with a clerk in the doorway of the store, managed to take the man’s backpack from him before he fled the scene.

Police recovered items belonging to Daley from the backpack, according to the written statement. Those items, along with help from several witnesses, allegedly helped police identify Daley as a suspect in the crime.

Anyone with information about Daley or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Aspen Police Department at 920-5400.

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