Surveillance photos of diamond ring thief released by cops

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Police have released more information on that diamond ring theft from a Greenville jewelry store on Monday.

Around noon, a man walked into Robinson Jewelers on Red Banks Road and asked about upgrading an engagement ring he had previously purchased.

Police say the man was sitting down and looking at rings with an employee, when he suddenly stood up and ran out of the store with a 3 karat diamond ring in his hand. It had a diamond oval center surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds and an 18 karat white gold band.

"Romance" is written on the inside of the ring, while police say the man also took a 1.9 karat loose diamond.

The man is described as being between 5'9" and 5'11", medium build, having brown close-cut hair, a 5 o'clock shadow and was wearing a blue and white striped button down shirt and black dress shoes. Police say the man has significant acne scars on his face.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. You can call them at 252-758-7777, or Greenville police at 252-329-4318.

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Police in Greenville are searching for a man who ran out of a jewelry store with a diamond ring without paying for it.

It happened right at noon at Robinson Jewelers on Red Banks Road.

The call originally came in as an armed robbery, but police spokesman Kristen Hunter says it was actually a larceny.

Police did not provide any description of the man, nor any more details about how the theft occurred.