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Tampa jewelry theft caught on camera

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Surveillance cameras captured the man walking in to the store Surveillance cameras captured the man walking in to the store
Another image shows the man running out after he snatched a diamond engagement ring Another image shows the man running out after he snatched a diamond engagement ring
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Tampa Police hope surveillance video helps them catch a man who ran out of a jewelry store with an engagement ring.

It happened at Helzberg Jewelers in Westshore Mall on Monday.  Investigators say the man walked into the store and started browsing the display cases.  He told the clerk that he was about to "pop the question", and was interesting in buying a diamond ring.

The clerk showed him two rings.  Police say while she was showing him the second ring, he snatched it off the display stick and ran out of the store.

Surveillance cameras caught him getting into the passenger door of a Volkswagen Jetta that was waiting in the parking lot.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call Crimestoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477).

Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward.

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