A 16-year-old girl from Moncton turned herself in to the RCMP on Friday in connection with the theft of a $15,000 gold diamond ring from a jewelry store in Dieppe.
The girl was remanded in custody over the weekend and will appear in court on Wednesday morning for a bail hearing, Const. Damien Thériault stated in a release.
Police are still searching for a second suspect in the case — also a teenaged girl, he said.
They know who she is after the public responded to a plea for help to identify the suspects from a surveillance video, but do not know her whereabouts, Thériault has said.
Two teenaged girls entered Crescent Gold and Diamonds at Champlain Place on March 5 at about 6 p.m. and asked to see various items, including a two-carat solitaire engagement ring, said RCMP.
The suspects then fled on foot.
Anyone with information about the second suspect is asked to call Codiac RCMP at 506-857-2400, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).