Notorious jewelry thief ‘Diamond’ Doris Payne caught at Saks in Atlanta, stealing again

Doris Payne mugshot (Atlanta Police Department)
Doris Payne mug shot (Atlanta Police Department)

Professional, international jewelry thief Doris Payne was on the run and now she’s been caught. The gangster grandmama reportedly stole a $690 Christian Dior ring from Saks Fifth Avenue at Atlanta’s tony Phipps Plaza mall on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

“I think these officers just thought it was a run-of-the-mill shoplifting. They took the woman into custody and short time there after they get notice that another jurisdiction had a warrant for her and she was an international thief,” Sgt. Warren Pickard with the Atlanta Police Department wrote in a report.

“She put them in her pocket and politely walked out of the store.”

Payne was wanted in North Carolina for lifting a $33,000 diamond-studded ring from a Charlotte mall. She is currently in policy custody at an Atlanta detention center.

The octogenarian has been at this since her 20s and is the star of the documentary “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne,” where she gain notoriety for stealing at various locales around the world, including Greece, Britain, Switzerland and Monte Carlo, where she stole a 10 ½-carat diamond.

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Yvette Caslin
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