Guilty pleas in diamond heist

A Russian couple has admitted to stealing a diamond from a Saint John Jewellery store last month.

70 year old Grigori Zaharov and 44 year old Natalia Feldman went into the store and told the clerk they had come off a cruise ship and were interested in a diamond. Then he palmed it while the clerk was distracted.

The couple pleaded guilty in court yesterday and the judge remanded them in custody until sentencing December 1.

Charlottetown Police are also interested in the couple for a similiar diamond heist there.