Helzberg to Reward Man for Returning Lost Jewelry

Helzberg Diamonds plans to give a Kansas City man an award for turning in a lost cargo bag containing $266,000 worth of jewelry, The Associated Press reports.

The jewelry chain said it would give 36-year-old Robert Lewis a $10,000 reward for his honesty and make a $5,000 donation to Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocates in his honor, the AP reports.

Lewis, a Midwest Airlines worker, discovered the 40-pound orange bag belonging to Helzberg at about 9 p.m. Monday at Kansas City International Airport after finishing a 17-hour workday at his second job at the Kansas City Airport Marriott, the AP reports.

The bag contained wrapped diamond rings and wedding bands, the AP reports. He turned the sack over to police.

Helzberg officials said the jewelry had been picked up earlier Monday by a Brinks Inc. armored vehicle for delivery to the New York area, the AP reports.

Brinks spokesman Greg Hanno reportedly said the case is under investigation.

Lewis, who has worked at the Marriott for 12 years, took the second job to help pay for his own wedding, the AP reports.

He reportedly said he plans to pay off credit cards, remodel his condo, and start a savings account for his kids.

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