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Leo DiCaprio

Jewelry Clerk Panics

Please Don't Rob Me!

9/9/2011 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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An Australian jeweler feared she was about to be robbed by a shady American ... who goes by the name Leo DiCaprio.

A clerk named Linda -- who works at The Family Jewels shop in Sydney -- panicked when she saw two burly men walk into her store and then stood guard at the door.  Suddenly, a man whose face was concealed by a hoodie, cap and dark sunglasses entered the store.  Linda sensed she was about to get robbed, so she sent a customer next door to summon the owner of The Family Jewels.

Alas ... by the time the owner arrived, Linda realized it was not a robber, but a "Titanic" star who was more than able to plunk down $1600 for a Nepalese antique necklace set with lapis lazuli and coral.

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Problem was ... Leo's car was blocking traffic, so he said he'd come back to buy the piece. 

And Linda had a good story at the dinner table.

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47 COMMENTS

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31.

en Todo Momento!!    

huh?! and i always thougt celebrities made sure to make their visits known to especially a jewler's shop! you know, like use their uber-expensive pr people to let the shop know, so that they don't get freaked out. stupid.

1143 days ago
32.

spinner25    

Aww, I want to know who the lovely lady is that's getting that beautiful necklace.


I've heard he gets a bad rap, but he seems like a sweetheart to me.

1143 days ago
33.

Trevis Miho    

Well..yea, that's SUSPECT AS HELL. In some places they would've had a gun pointed at him, panic buttons pushed and all. It's a dam jewelry store. I like Leo so I'm not talkin' sh*t, but if you're in disguise then it's a disguise. The only people who disguise themselves are celebs and criminals.

1143 days ago
34.

I Chinee    

The family jewel shop sure does have some tacky looking jewelry.

1143 days ago
35.

the_admiral    

Great work on the Australian shop owner ... he could not pay for the amount of publicity this has garnered him ...

1142 days ago
36.

Alice Gessel    

Hi Leo - I just wanted to compliment you on a genius acting job on the J. Edgar Hoover movie! It's right up there with The Aviator, Man in the Iron Mask, Catch Me If You Can, and Titanic! Hope you get the Academy Award for Best Actor this time! (You should have gotten it as Howard Hughes!)

1067 days ago
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