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Cops: Thief Hid Four Rolexes In Body Cavity

Items found during search of 29-year-old woman

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Recovered Rolexes

JANUARY 14--An accused thief hid four stolen Rolexes in her vagina, according to Florida cops who recovered the pilfered timepieces during a strip search at a Miami jail.

Investigators allege that Delajurea Brookens, 29, swiped five watches--valued at $108,000--from a man she had met at a Miami Beach club. Brookens and the victim later went from the nightspot to a Clarion Suites hotel room, where the January 8 theft allegedly occurred.

When the victim, Orlando businessman Ramon Diaz, used the bathroom around 5 AM, Brookens took the watches, which were inside a velour Crown Royal whisky bag, according to a Miami Springs Police Department report. Brookens then fled the room, with the 46-year-old Diaz in pursuit.

When the businessman confronted Brookens as she was trying to hail a taxi, she allegedly began striking him in the head. In the meantime, hotel employees called cops, who subsequently collared Brookens in the vicinity of the hotel.

While officers found a $22,000 Hublot watch in the Crown Royal bag (of which Brookens had custody), the remaining four watches were unaccounted for at the time of Brookens’s apprehension.

The watches, however, turned up when Brookens was being booked into the county jail. During a strip search, jailers discovered the four missing watches had been stashed inside the Miami resident. A police report described the seized property as “four Rolex watches which were found in Brookens Delajurea's vaginal cavity.”

The Rolexes, which include a platinum Daytona model and a timepiece with a "diamond bezel," have been placed in a police evidence locker and will eventually be returned to the Diaz.

Brookens, seen above, was booked on a variety of charges, including grand theft, cocaine possession, and introducing contraband into a correctional facility.

Now free on bond, Brookens has previously been convicted of resisting an officer with violence and prostitution. She has the word “Whore” tattoed on her left forearm, cops noted. (3 pages)