The suspect showed up at Osterman Jewelers at the Sandusky Mall just before 3 p.m., entering through the doors at Elder-Beerman, according to a police report.
The man said he was looking to replace a 1.5-carat diamond his wife lost from her ring, which prompted the clerk to pull out two 1-carat diamonds — one yellow, one white. The clerk held them in her hand for the man to see, and she also allowed him to hold one diamond while she held the other, according to the report.
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The man snatched both diamonds and ran out of the store and toward the movie theater, the report said.
Osterman employees told police the suspect was a black man wearing bleached or faded blue jeans, a white shirt and a white hat with writing on it. The suspect also had a noticeable gap between his teeth. Police were working to lift fingerprints from the counter at the jewelry store and at Elder-Beerman.
Anyone with information in the case can call Perkins police at 419-627-0824.