Cops: Jewelry snatcher steals ring, 2 chains from Gwinnett stores

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Cops: Jewelry snatcher steals ring, 2 chains from Gwinnett stores

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Three pieces of jewelry worth $7,500 have been stolen from Buford-area department stores.

Gwinnett County police are searching for a man who has stolen at least three valuable pieces of jewelry from area department stores.

The suspect asks sales associates to show him expensive pieces of jewelry and runs away with them once the associate lets him hold the items, police said.

He took two chain necklaces from a Macy’s at the Mall of Georgia and a diamond engagement ring from a Buford Kohl’s. The chains were worth $5,000 combined and the ring was worth $2,500, police said.

A man, pictured here, is a suspect in the theft of $7,500 worth of jewelry from Buford-area department stores. Gwinnett County Police Department

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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