GREENVILLE, Pitt County –

The Greenville Police Department is seeking help in catching a jewelry thief who ran out of a jewelry store with a diamond ring in his hand.

On Monday, Greenville police responded to a call at Robinson Jewelers, located at 633 Red Banks Road. According to a press release from Greenville Police Department Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter, a male walked into the store and inquired about upgrading an engagement ring he had previously purchased. The man was sitting down and looking at options with a store employee, when he suddenly stood up and ran out of the store with a diamond ring still in his hand.

The ring has a three-karat diamond oval center surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds and an 18-karat white gold band. The word “romance” is written on the inside of the shank of the ring. Additionally, the suspect took a 1.9 karat loose diamond.

 The suspect is described as a male with brown, close-cut hair. He had a stubble on his face and was wearing a blue and white striped button-down shirt and black dress shoes. The suspect is described as being between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 with a medium build. Witnesses noted the suspect had significant acne scars on his face. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for anyone who has information that leads to an arrest. Call (252) 329-4318 or Crime Stoppers (252) 758-7777 with any information.