Elvis Jewelry Theft

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thieves have stolen more than $300,000 worth of Elvis Presley's jewelry from a Las Vegas museum called Elvis-A-Rama.

But they left behind the singer's famous blue suede shoes, which are valued at more than $1 million.

Museum owner Chris Davidson says up to 80-percent of the jewelry on display was taken during Sunday's theft. Police say the burglars drove a stolen tow truck into the museum's rear door about 11 p.m. Sunday, then shattered the display cases with lead pipes. Estimated time for the job: five minutes.

The loot included a gold-plated handgun, a custom scarf, and the singer's ring from Humes High School in Memphis. Davidson's favorite piece, a 1975 "EP" diamond pendant and chain, was stolen, along with a 41-carat ruby and diamond ring.


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