The suspect was able to grab the woman’s wrist and force the ring off her finger. The woman told police her ring was a white gold band with four prongs holding a 5-carat diamond with .75-carat diamonds on each side. The ring was appraised for $100,000, she told police.
The woman and a witness were able to describe the suspect — identified as Hewitt by police — as well as the blue motorcycle he was operating. On Friday, police located a motorcycle matching that description at Hewitt’s home, Chafee said.
Investigators have not determined if Hewitt is a suspect in similar crimes in neighboring jurisdictions.
Earlier in October, a man told Dunwoody police he was robbed after a man on a blue motorcycle struck his car, AJC.com previously reported.
"He said, 'Give me your watch or I'll kill you,'" the man later told Channel 2 Action News.
In September, a man on a motorcycle allegedly pointed a gun at a man in Brookhaven and demanded his Rolex watch. But the would-be victim also produced a gun and the motorcyclist left without further incident.
And last February, a woman told police a man on a motorcycle pulled up beside her in Buckhead and snatched her designer watch.
So far, Hewitt has only been charged in connection to the engagement ring theft, Chafee said.