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August 24, 2019

How a Laguna Niguel merchant hatched a plan to nab thieves who stole $1.2 million in jewels from him

Brian Hassine’s heart raced as he stood alone in the dark behind the Nuggets & Carats jewelry store in Mission Viejo he owns with his brother.

It was after 11 p.m. April 14, and the burglars suspected of stealing more than $1.2 million in diamonds and baubles from his other store in Laguna Niguel three weeks earlier were just a few feet away, preparing to strike again.

Hassine had waited for this moment for hours. And now it was happening at the exact time and location he had predicted. Read more about Brian Hassine and his attempt to catch the thieves who stole from him on the OC Register website HERE

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