Crime: Open Locker 0911

Long past midnight, the phone rang in a motel room near Miami. The caller spoke swiftly. Minutes later, a New York City detective named Richard Maline stood before Locker 0911 at the Trailways bus station in downtown Miami and opened it. Inside, he found two small, waterlogged leather bags containing several tissues. Wrapped in the tissues were a couple of handfuls of gems, including the golfball-sized, 563.35-carat Star of India sapphire. Thus were recovered nine of the 24 sapphires, diamonds, rubies and emeralds that had been taken from New York City's American...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!