Saturday, October 24, 1998

Courtesy photo
CrimeStoppers is trying to locate these stolen custom-
made wedding rings. They are 18-karat gold and platinum,
and when placed side by side, depict a man
and mermaid intertwined.

CrimeStoppers seeks
leads in heirloom
jewelry theft

By Star-Bulletin staff


The wedding rings were custom-made -- 18-karat gold and platinum that when placed side by side depict a man and mermaid intertwined, with a diamond between them. The rings were engraved with the initials JPS LRS.

They belonged to John and Laura Shamrock of Texas, who honeymooned here earlier this month but left last Tuesday, disillusioned about their first trip to Hawaii.

The unusual rings were among $30,000 worth of heirloom jewelry stolen Oct. 12 from the trunk of their rental car at Yokohama Bay while they snorkeled.

Also taken were camera equipment, prescription glasses and a cellular phone.

A culprit broke into their car and ripped out the entire back seat to get into the trunk, where they had locked up their valuables, said Detective Letha DeCaires, Honolulu CrimeStoppers coordinator.

"It left a very bad taste in their mouths."

The heirlooms have great sentimental value to the Shamrocks, and they hope for their return.

Police suspect whoever stole the items may be trying to pawn them. Anyone with information on the break-in or the stolen items is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. All calls are confidential. CrimeStoppers will award up to $1,000 for information leading to their recovery.

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