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Man makes off with diamonds from the mall

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Perkins police are on the lookout for a suspect who made off with two loose diamonds from a jewelry store in the mall Wednesday.

Just before 3 p.m., the thief dashed off with the diamonds in hand, running from Osterman Jewelers through Elder-Beerman and out the door toward the movie theater, according to a police report.

Osterman's employees told police the man, described as black, wearing bleached or faded blue jeans, a white shirt, a white hat with writing on it, and a gap between his teeth, came into the store and said he was looking to replace a 1.5 carat diamond his wife lost from a ring.

The clerk pulled out two 1 carat diamonds, one yellow and one white, and held them in her hand for him to see.

She then allowed him to hold one while she held the other, before he snatched both diamonds and ran out of the store.

Police attempted to pull finger prints from the counter at Osterman's, and Elder-Beerman asked officers to check there, too.

Anyone with information about the crime may call Perkins police at 419-627-0824.

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