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Ring Thief on Tape

POSTED: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 11:22am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

Thief dashes out of jewelry store with $11,000 diamond ring...

Police in Portland, Oregon are looking for a man who walked into a jewelry store and stole an expensive ring from right in front of an employee.

The crime was all caught on tape.

It happened inside Joe Kassab Jewelers around noon on Sunday.

Owners said the man walked in and acted like he wanted to buy a ring, costing $11,000.

Once it was in his hand it became clear that paying for the ring was not part of his plan.

Witnesses said he was flashing cash before saying he was ready to buy it.

He then said he wanted a closer look at the diamond, before grabbing the ring out of the hand of the saleswoman and taking off.

The owners said he was not worried about the merchandise, only about his employees.

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