Man charged in million-dollar jewelry heist in Smithfield, detained by ICE

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SMITHFIELD — Sergio Castaneda Ronderos of East Elmhurst, New York, faces multiple felony charges including larceny and conspiracy following a high-stakes jewelry theft last November in a Dave’s Marketplace parking lot, Smithfield Police announced Saturday.

On March 23, Ronderos, 25, was charged with Felony Larceny Over $1,500, Felony Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, and Malicious Damage, according to the Smithfield Police Department.

The charges relate to the theft of jewelry valued at over a million dollars from 371 Putnam Pike on Nov. 1.

Smithfield Police Detectives, working in conjunction with the FBI, spearheaded the investigation leading to Ronderos’ arrest.

Following his arraignment by Bail Commissioner Peter Hopkins, Ronderos’ bail was set at $50,000 with surety.

Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Adult Correctional Institute.

After making bail on March 24, Ronderos was detained due to a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer.

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