A Pitcairn couple is behind bars after police said the woman posted a picture on Facebook of a stolen 3-carat diamond ring that her boyfriend gave her.
Trafford police said Robert Driscoll, 21, gave the nearly $12,000 ring to his girlfriend, Crystal Yamnitzky, 20, after stealing it from a home that he had visited with Yamnitzky and her cousin.A picture of the ring was posted on Facebook by Yamnitzky, saying it was a gift from Driscoll. Channel 4 Action News’ Jennifer Miele reported that Yamnitzky’s cousin saw the post and told some friends, who alerted police.Driscoll’s grandmother told Channel 4 Action News reporter Jennifer Miele that Driscoll was under pressure to give an engagement ring to Yamnitzky, his longtime girlfriend.”All the time, ‘I want a ring. I want a ring. I want a ring.’ Well, so do I. You know, I’m not going to get a ring,” said Mimi DeCario.She said Yamnitzky would not let up and wanted a ring very much, but Driscoll did not have money to buy one, so he ended up stealing a ring and giving it to Yamnitzky to make her happy.DeCario said Driscoll caved in after a night of partying.
“They got high. They got high. He relapsed because of her … jabbing at him,” said DeCario.Police said Driscoll also stole several pieces of jewelry from the home in Trafford and sold them at a jewelry store in Monroeville for $250.Police questioned Yamnitzky and then tracked down Driscoll. Both were arraigned Tuesday on charges including receiving stolen property and were unable to immediately post bail.