NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Police in New York say two women have confessed to stealing jewelry and handbags during open-house showings of expensive Manhattan apartments.
Jessica Joyner, 39, and Jennifer Jones, 33, have been charged with four recent open-house burglaries in Manhattan and are wanted in Upper Saddle River, N.J., for two burglaries committed in November during showings of $1 million homes, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
Prosecutors allege the women would visit an open house, and one would distract the real-estate agent while the other gathered pricey items such as Louis Vuitton handbags, Tiffany bracelets, diamond rings, Veuve Clicquot champagne and a fur coat.
Jones and Joyner, who both lived on Manhattan's expensive Upper East Side, were arrested Saturday after a doorman noted the license plate of the Jaguar they allegedly drove away in after a burglary.
"It's totally textbook," said a 25-year-old neighbor of the women. "You have everything, but you try to make waves to create drama."