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Wedding was called off, so groom’s mom went to sell ring and someone stole it

A Cobb County woman has become the latest victim of a crime that began by arranging to buy or sell something online.

Lured by a man on the 5miles app, the woman wanted to sell her son’s wedding ring after the event was called off, Channel 2 Action News reported.

So she agreed to meet the man in front of a Boost Mobile store in a strip mall in Austell, the station reported. She often buys and sells online, and said she felt safe.

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“He showed up,” said the woman, who asked to not be identified. “I stayed in my car the whole time.”

Things went smoothly — until she showed him the ring.

“I opened it, and I was holding it,” she said. “He jumped and snatched it out of my hand and took off.”

She chased after the robber to a nearby apartment complex, even while on the phone to 911.

Police searched the complex but never found the man. They have alerted local pawn shops to be on the lookout for the ring, and 5miles officials said they are cooperating with the investigation.

“I feel bad that I met him by myself,” the woman said, “and didn't have him meet me at a police station or somewhere.”

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