A Florida woman swiped a $15,000 diamond ring from a jewelry store after making a fuss about a previous purchase, police said Thursday.
The jewel heist took place on Feb. 10 at Gold Silver Creations in Key West, according to The Miami Herald.
Store manager Bigya Niroula said the unidentified woman came into the shop and “was complaining a lot.”
“She said, ‘Can I try the ring, please?’ I said, ‘Sure,’” she recalled.
She chose a size 7 14-carat white gold ring with three diamonds.
As Niroula helped someone else, the sticky-fingered customer swapped out the pricey gem for one of her own rings and left the store, cops said.
The manager was able to snap some photos of the suspect, who was wearing a floral skin-tight outfit, leopard-print mask and her hair in two buns.
She is believed to be from Homestead but may be living with her boyfriend in Stock Island Key, near Key West, cops said.
Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
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