Thief Uses ‘Old Switcheroo’ To Steal Pricey Ring

AVENTURA (CBSMiami) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a brazen thief who pulled ‘the old switcheroo’ at the Aventura Mall on Biscayne Boulevard and made off with a pricey engagement ring from a jewelry story.

It happened Saturday, Oct. 1, around 8:30 p.m. A store employee told police the man came in and asked to look at several engagement rings. At one point, without the clerk noticing it, he switched a fake ring with a real one from the display. He then told the salesperson that he needed his girlfriend to choose one of the rings and would come back in a few minutes and left the store.

The store said the stolen ring was platinum ring with a 2.01 ct. diamond and valued at $38,975.00 retail.

The man was described as being 20 to 30 years old, around six feet tall, about 200 pounds and had short brown hair.

Anyone who knows who he is should call Aventura Police at (305) 466-8964.

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