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Suspect accused of posing as UPS driver to steal jewelry arrested

James Albert Oliver (Source: Gregg County judicial records) James Albert Oliver (Source: Gregg County judicial records)
(Source: Tyler Police Department) (Source: Tyler Police Department)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tyler police have arrested the man they say impersonated a UPS delivery driver in order to steal jewelry back in December of 2017.

On Monday, March 19, Tyler police obtained a warrant for James Albert Oliver, 49, of Longview. Oliver was charged with theft, forgery, and fraud.

Back on Dec. 28, police were contacted by Zales, located in the 8,000 block of Broadway in reference to the theft.

Investigators were told that on Dec. 11, a man entered the store wearing a uniform that resembled a UPS driver's uniform and asked employees if they had any outgoing packages of jewelry for him to pick up.

An employee gave him a pick-up delivery that had $63,000 worth of jewelry, police say.He then left the store.

Investigators from Tyler PD, Longview PD, Gregg County SO and Kilgore PD worked together to gather information on the suspect and determine his whereabouts. 

After a warrant was secured for his arrest by Tyler Police, Longview Police was notified and arrested Oliver at a hotel in Longview.

Oliver was also wanted on outstanding warrants out of Florida and Gregg County and was booked into Gregg County Jail by Longview PD.    

He is currently in the Smith County Jail. His bond has been set at $1,000,000.

Related: Tyler police: Man posed as UPS driver, stole $63,000 worth of jewelry

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