St. Moritz jewel thief arrested
Boca Raton, FL – On Thursday, January 9, a male entered St Moritz Jewelry Store, 21310 St. Andrews Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m., and stole an engagement ring and tennis bracelet. The theft was caught on video.
On Thursday, January 16, a warrant for a home invasion robbery case was executed in unincorporated Boca Raton. Nicholas Maida was arrested for that crime. Maida not only matched the description of the suspect in the jewelry theft, but a detective recognized Maida as the offender of another jewelry store theft. The previous theft occurred in 2008 at another jewelry store in the same area and the jewelry was taken in same manner. When questioned by detectives Maida said, “There is a lot of people who look like me.” One detective recalled that when Maida was arrested for the 2008 jewelry theft, he told detectives the very same thing.
Detectives met with Maida’s father and Maida’s girlfriend, both who identified Nicholas as the person seen in the St. Mortitz video of the theft. Detectives charged Maida with grand theft.
Boca Raton, FL
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