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Deputies hope to ID man who stole $5,000 diamond ring from South Hill store

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm with 3 Comments »
January 18, 2012 12:48 pm

Man suspected of stealing diamond ring/Courtesy of Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are trying to identify a man suspected of stealing a 1-karat diamond ring from a South Hill department store last weekend.

Tacoma-Piece County Crime Stoppers released a surveillance image of the man today in hopes someone recognizes him.

The man was seen hanging around the jewelry counter at Kohl’s, 16918 Meridian Ave. E., several times between 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

About 5:30 p.m., the man asked the sales clerk to show him a princess cut, white gold diamond ring wedding set. When she did, he grabbed the ring and ran out, deputies reported.  The stolen ring is valued at $5,000.

The thief was described as white, in his 20s and 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9. He weighed 140 to 160 pounds and had an auburn beard and mustache.  He wore eyeglasses with black rims, a gray beanie, a black jacket, black shoes and saggy blue jeans.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the theft. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. frankiethomas says:

    Diamonds are measured in carats. Gold purity is labeled with the spelling in this piece, “karat.”

  2. ReadNLearn says:

    “Diamonds are measured in carats. Gold purity is labeled with the spelling in this piece, “karat.” -FrankieThomas

    Uh, I’m happy they didn’t use ‘carrots’ so don’t knock them, they’re trying really hard to be a news source.

    So the suspect is a skinny, scraggly, dirty, mouth breathing nerd. Why would any clerk let that individual near a diamond anything, much less in the store? They need to ask more questions of the employees.

  3. I bet he pawns it for $200.

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