July 21, 2021
A woman stole diamonds worth £4.2m from a jewellers by swapping them with pebbles using “sleight of hand”, a court has heard.
Lulu Lakatos, 60, allegedly posed as a gemologist who examined the stones from Boodles in central London.
Ms Lakatos valued seven diamonds at the New Bond Street store before placing them into a bag, a jury was told.
But when the bag was opened, inside were seven small pebbles, Southwark Crown Court heard.