Man steals diamond from Lufkin jewelry store

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:51am

All businesses hope that holiday shopping will cause merchandise to fly out of the store, just not the way it happened at one East Texas jewelry store.

Around 5:00 PM on the Monday after Christmas, a Lufkin-area jewelry store suffered a $2,000 loss when a supposed customer pocketed a diamond ring and left the store without making payment.

Employees described the suspect, shown here in footage from the store’s security cameras, as a white male in his mid-twenties with short-cut, brown hair and a goatee-style beard, without a mustache.  He was wearing a maroon long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and western-style boots and belt.

The suspect told employees that he was looking for a diamond ring to give to his girlfriend on New Year’s Eve.  An employee showed the suspect rings and, when the employee turned her head away for a moment, the suspect slipped one of the rings into his pocket.

The suspect then exited the store, with the ring, and drove away in a maroon, 2000 to 2006 Chevrolet Suburban.
The stolen ring was a three-quarter carat diamond solitaire in a white-gold setting, and is valued at $2,000.

Click here to view portions of the jewelry store’s security video showing the suspect and his vehicle.

If you can identify this suspect, or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip.  You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

Information from Lufkin Crimestoppers.


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