ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - Two men believed to be the targets of a federal investigation for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry were arrested last week in St. Charles.
According to a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department, Quinton Garrus and another man were arrested March 14 after police received a tip about a guest at the Hampton Inn having a warrant out for his arrest.
The two men left the hotel and police pulled the pair over a short time later. The spokesman said the driver attempted to give police a fake ID, but authorities later confirmed his identity as Quinton Garrus. One of the officers at the scene caught Garrus attempting to stick a bag in his pants. The bag contained several diamond rings with the price tags still attached.
Police said officers discovered additional jewelry and diamonds in the vehicle.
St. Charles police confirmed the value of the stolen jewelry to be worth more than $200,000.
In addition, Quinton Garrus matched the description of a man tied to a burglary at Samuels Jewelry in south St. Louis County.
Due to the nature of the investigation and the fact that several law enforcement agencies are involved, specific charges cannot be confirmed, the St. Charles Police Department said.