The Great Ruby Heist

E535A3CE-5866-4E26-9CF6-7E4507F512F3The first thing the two detectives noticed when they arrived at the scene was that the place was in shambles. Everything, from furniture to clothing to books, was strewn about in a seemingly haphazard manner.

A uniformed officer approached the detectives. “This place is a mess,” he said. “We’re just starting to sort through it all.”

Getting right down to business, Detective Morrisey asked, “What did the owners report as missing?”

“Mr. Von Cloussan said that he was holding the world-famous Haverford ruby, which he was planning to auction off at Sotheby’s tomorrow,” the officer said.

“The genuine Haverford ruby?” Detective Hayden asked. “That’s got to be worth a nice chunk of change.”

“Yeah, I read about that,” Morrisey said. “That jewel has been appraised at close to half a million smackeroos.”

“They’ve started dusting for prints,” the office said, “but the thief or thieves must have been wearing gloves. No fingerprints other than those belonging to Von Claussan and his wife have been found.”

“We can’t rule out an inside job,” Morrisey said, thoughtfully. “What if the Von Cloussans staged this whole scene to make it look like the ruby was stolen, and plan to collect on the insurance?” he wondered out loud.

Written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (shambles), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (haphazard), Scotts Daily Prompt (genuine), Your Daily Word Prompt (change), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (jewel).

6 thoughts on “The Great Ruby Heist

  1. rugby843 November 19, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I selected you for an installment after me for The Haunted Wordsmith’s finish the story – Penney

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mobileappdevelopmentbangalore November 19, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Hearing something new…


  3. leigha66 November 25, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Why do people think they can get away with that? Good story!

    Liked by 1 person

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