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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Man steals $25,000 ring from Alexandria store


The King St. jewelry store suspect. (Alexandria police - Courtesy photo)
Alexandria police are looking for a man they say posed as a customer and then stole a $25,000 diamond ring from an Old Town jewelry store.

It happened on July 24th at 3:20 p.m. at Kings Jewelers at 609 King Street. The man asked to look at diamond rings, police said, then walked out with an expensive one without paying for it.

Police released surveillance photos of the man, who they described as a black male between 40 and 50 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He had a bald head, a mustache and was wearing wire rimmed glasses, an off-white long sleeve polo type shirt, blue jeans and black and brown boots.

He also had a tattoo on the left side of his neck that included the words, “Sigma Forever”but which police said might have included a third word.

The suspect was also wearing a white gold wedding band that crisscrossed at the top with three diamonds in a row, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the suspect to call Detective Julie Goble at 703-746-6804.
The King St. jewelry store suspect. (Alexandria police - Courtesy photo)

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