Transit Thefts On Rise

Case #1: A package delivered to Chicago from a California appraiser via an overnight shipping service arrives without any visible damage to the outer box. However, when the recipient opens the box, an envelope inside has been opened and a ring enclosed at initial packing is missing. Case #2: A supplier in New York ships 20 carats in diamonds to a relative in California. The package arrives with no signs of tampering, but almost four of the 20 carats are missing. The bill of lading was switched to a new box and only a part of its contents was taken, possibly to help discourage serious investigation by the shipper. No insurance coverage was in effect. Case #3: A package containing memo goods arrives, with no visible signs of tampering, at a retail store after overnight shipment by a New York diamond firm. When opened, a single packet of merchandise with a proper invoice is found. Later

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