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Lindsay Could Skate Because of Jewelry Store Delay

2/3/2011 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The jewelry store at the center of the Lindsay Lohan necklace investigation may have compromised any prosecution by waiting more than a day before calling the cops ... sources tell TMZ.

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The owner of Kamofie & Company claims Lindsay walked out with the $2,500 necklace on January 22, yet she did not inform the LAPD until the 23rd.  Our sources say the jewelry store owner claims she tried contacting Lindsay's people on the 22nd to ask them to return the item, but couldn't reach anyone.  Here's the snag ... the owner simply could have walked down the street and knocked at Lindsay's door.

Lindsay Lohan Stolen Jewelry

Lindsay claims the store loaned her the necklace.  Fact is ... jewelry store owners have thrown themselves at Lindsay, asking her to wear their stuff.  The picture (above)  shows Lindsay on January 7, posing with another jewelry owner who gifted her an expensive necklace.

In order to charge Lindsay, the D.A. must prove she had a specific intention to permanently take the item as she walked out the door.

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Sugarbutt    

No actually, walking out the door without paying constitutes shoplifting. Harvey's employees suck at journalism, but their legal knowledge is just laughable.

1327 days ago
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ted    

WRONG!!

Los Angeles police were contacted immediately after a Venice jewelry store suspected Lindsay Lohan had stolen a $2,500 necklace from their establishment, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively, but waited to issue a search warrant until they’d seen the troubled Hollywood starlet actually wearing it.

According to a law enforcement source, "the [jewelry store] staff noticed that the necklace was missing soon after Lindsay left the store. The LAPD was notified that day and a police report was filed.”

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Our source said the report was filed well before pictures of Lindsay wearing the necklace surfaced, which made for further evidence, as well as an investigative tool for police.

1327 days ago
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Truth    

WHAT'S FUNNY IS THERE IS A PIC OF LOHAN WEARING BOTH NECKLACES INCLUDING THE ONE ABOVE. WOW, LINDSAY --- 2 FOR THE PRICE OF NONE!! ARREST AND JAIL HER ASAP EVEN IF IT'S JUST FOR WORLD PEACE.

1327 days ago
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John    

That "get out of jail free card" sure is getting a little raggedy now.

There will be a loophole. This girl will never change.

1327 days ago
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anonymous    

What a joke! Wait till the facts come out. Lindsay stole the necklace! They didn't have her contact info as claimed. And I love this, "he owner simply could have walked down the street and knocked at Lindsay's door."

Yeah, cause that's what you do when someone steals something from you, you go to their house and politely ask for it back.

1327 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

don't ever forget harvey's dumbazz stunt that almost got oj's murder charges thrown out.

i have a difficult time taking harvey's lawyering seriously.

1327 days ago
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Kim    

Wow, really. So I can go into a store, take whatever I want and won't get charged with shoplifting because I had the intention of returning whatever I took. Good to know. I really need to move to LA

1327 days ago
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Carvey    

Since when is the victim required to try and knock on the door of the thief to ask for the item back?

1327 days ago
9.

A    

How many more times is this girl going to "skate" the law? Throw her @ss in jail already. If I had done what Lindsay did, my @ss would be in jail. This girl has no talents and yet makes front page news. Baffles me that people care two sh*ts about this girl. I hope the DA sticks it to her.

1327 days ago
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Ronald RayGun    

Is Harvey Michael Lohan's new lover? Didn't think he would sell out so fast.

1327 days ago
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Amy    

TMZ...you reeeeeeallllly need to stop getting your angles from the Lohan family.

1327 days ago
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Nicole     

@Truth
The heart necklace which she is wearing in the above picture was a GIFT.

As for this Venice store incident then i doubt the D.A will pursue it.

1327 days ago
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Davey Boy    

I seriously doubt one day after the fact is going to amount a hill of beans. Theft is theft whether it is one hour or one day.

1327 days ago
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Holly    

This has Lohan written all over it!

1327 days ago
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ilovegossip    

The necklace above was a gift. That is different. Lindsay is stating that the necklace from Kamofie was on loan. If it was on loan, she would have paperwork. Let her come up with the paperwork. Now, if she would have claimed it was a gift... that's a different story. Lindsay, you used the wrong lie this time!

1327 days ago
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