Pictured is a women’s diamond Vera Wang ring which the suspect (two photos on right) is alleged to have taken from Parkland Mall People's Jewellers on Friday at 2:40 p.m. The ring is valued at $6

Police seek suspect in relation to stolen diamond ring

Beware of a man who may be peddling or proposing with a stolen diamond engagement ring.

Beware of a man who may be peddling or proposing with a stolen diamond engagement ring.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public help to find a man who stole a diamond-encrusted ring worth $6,500 on Friday at 2:40 p.m.

The theft occurred from People’s Jewellers in Parkland Mall.

The suspect ran from the store with the women’s diamond Vera Wang ring. He was last seen running southbound down the grassed hill toward the Red Deer River.

RCMP police dog services followed the trail where the suspect discarded clothing used during the theft.

A witness reported a man matching the suspect’s description who got into a waiting truck in the Riverside Industrial area.

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 1.7 metres tall (five feet eight inches), thin build, about 63 kg (140 pounds). He had short dirty blond hair and bright blue eyes.

At the time of the theft, he was wearing an oversized, faded black suit with a burgundy-coloured dress shirt and a T-shirt underneath.

The suspect vehicle is described as a battered-looking late model white Dodge Dakota driven by an older man with grey hair.

Police have released photographs of the suspect and the ring.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call 403-343-5575, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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