Man suspected of stealing $81K worth of gemstones from Cleveland Museum of Natural History


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKYC)–Police have released a photo of a man suspected of stealing items from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

A small number of items from the museum’s mineral collection went missing on Thursday, Dec. 3, according to WKYC. The items are worth more than $81,000.

Museum staff members are currently working together with the Cleveland Police Department and the University Circle Police Department on an investigation into the stolen gems.

Cleveland Police posted a video of the suspect to YouTube.

Police say the suspect may drive a dark-colored Jeep Wrangler with a lighter-colored top and spare tire mounted on the rear. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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