Surveillance video: Man snatches diamond ring and runs away

TAMPA - Tampa Police detectives need help identifying a jewelry store robbery suspect.

The suspect walked into Helzberg Jewelers at International Plaza and started browsing the display cases.

He told the clerk that he was about to "pop the question" and he was interested in purchasing a diamond engagement ring around $8,000.  The clerk showed the suspect two rings.  While she was showing him the second ring, he snatched it off of the display stick and ran out of the store.

Surveillance video shows he entered the passenger side door of a Volkswagen Jetta that was waiting in the parking lot.  The car sped off.

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to call Crimestoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

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