Police say man walked out of jewelry store with 1.82 carat diamond worth $27K

News

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (WOFL FOX 35) — There’s the high-tech diamond heist you see in movies, where thieves bore into a vault and black out security cameras, and then there’s this guy.

On October 12, the man seen here strolled into the King’s Jewelers in Walnut Creek, California — he had called three days earlier asking about engagement rings.  When the salesperson showed him a 1.82 carat diamond ring worth $27,000 by placing it on his hand, he made a bolt for the door.

In just a few seconds, the accused diamond thief was out of the store and into a waiting green getaway car with paper license plates.  Store owner David McConnell says he’s not holding out hope that the diamond will be found.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

More Viral