CONCORD (KRON) — A brazen jewelry theft happened at a store inside a popular Concord mall.
And on Wednesday, police are asking for the public’s help in catching the thief.
The bold crime was captured on surveillance video.
Investigators showed KRONs Haaziq Madyun that video in a story you will only see on KRON.
“Our suspect is right here, and this is the employee who is going to help him,” Concord police Cpl. Christopher Blakeley said. “And he just told her that he wants to look at the ring in the display case, so as she hands it to him, boom, he is right out the door.”
The ring theft happened around 4:30 p.m. back on June 22 at Fast-Fix Jewelry Watch Repairs inside the Sun Valley Mall in Concord.
“This is the only one we’ve had…this year I believe,” Blakely said.
Blakely says the thief got away with a diamond ring worth $3000. He said this type of jewelry theft is not something you expect to see inside such a busy location.
“This is a mall setting, so it is open,” Blakely said. “People can come in, view the merchandise, and hopefully, they can make the purchase.”
He said in this case, the man in the video had no intention of paying. There were signs, however, that a theft was about to take place.
“You can tell he is a little nervous because he is looking all around, checking his surroundings, playing with his phone, he just looks real nervous,” Blakely said.
Over the next several minutes, the suspect interacts with the store employee inquiring about several rings in the display case. He walks in and out of the store at least three times, police said.
“And he leaves again,” Blakely said.
A little unusual, says Blakely.
“I mean these are some of the indicators that you have to look for, as if you get someone looking around, checking their surroundings, coming in and out of the store, just doesn’t seem right,” Blakely said.
He describes the man in the video.
“He is a white male adult, about 28 to 30 years old, wearing a white shirt, he has a beard, and he was wearing a black or dark-colored baseball cap with a Batman logo on it. If you know who this person is, we would love to know that information,” Blakely said.