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Help ID brazen thief who dashes out of Oak Cliff store with $27K ring

Help ID brazen thief who dashes out of Oak Cliff store with $27K ring

Jefferson Blvd ring thief
Does this guy look familiar to you? Photo courtesy of DPD

The Dallas Police Department is seeking help in identifying a brazen thief who pretended to look at a ring worth $27,000 before grabbing it and bolting from the store.

The theft, which was caught on video, occurred on January 18, when the suspect walks into a business located in the 100 block of W. Jefferson Boulevard. The police do not identify the store but it sure looks like it was Bishop Pawn/Watch & Jewelry Repair.

The suspect asks to look at a ring. The employee checks in with the manager and gets the okay to show the suspect the ring. According to the police report, this was not the first time the suspect had come into the store looking at the same ring. He was casing it out.

The employee hands him the ring, and that's where it goes awry. When the employee asks for the ring back, the suspect turns and dashes out of the store, taking the ring with him. It's a pretty dumb move, but somehow he gets away with it.

According to the police report, the ring is valued at $27,000.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, thin build, approximately 5’7, and 140 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, a goatee, a tattoo under his right eye, and a tattoo on the back of his neck.

You can't see the tattoos in the video but when he turns to the side, you can see the goatee. Although you can hardly call it a goatee. More like a scruff.

He is wearing a white baseball cap, dark zip up jacket, a plaid button up, and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect can call Detective Jamison Bone at 214-671-0635.