On 4/17/23, at approximately 2:32 p.m., a jewelry store was the victim of a grab and run theft. A male subject entered the store and requested to see engagement rings. He was very comfortable with small talk and said he was ready to make the “big commitment.” The subject said that he was working locally doing commercial painting, and owned his own business. He said that he was interested in a Leo diamond. The store manager then joined the presentation and asked to look up the guest in clienteling. The subject said there may be a wish list under the name Janell.

As the manager continued to search clienteling, the assistant pulled out the ring that the subject wanted to look at. The manager continued to press for information to find the right clienteling profile and the subject said that he needed to go out to his vehicle to retrieve his phone to look up phone numbers. The subject re-entered the store after approximately 3 minutes. He walked in, said “Yep, that’s the one!”, grabbed the ring, and ran out the door. He drove away in a silver Chevrolet Cobalt-type vehicle. The subject was described as a White male in his early 40’s. He is 5’8″ and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing jeans covered in pants, a grey/red hoodie with red lettering, and a camo hat. If you have any information regarding this subject, please contact the Jewelers’ Security Alliance at or 212-687-0328.

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