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B.C. thief swipes $20,000 in rings

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in this security footage.
The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male in this security footage.

The Nanaimo RCMP is looking for a suspect in the robbery of four rings valued at $20,000 from a Mappins Jewellers store at the Woodgrove Centre in British Columbia.

The crime occurred on April 10 at approximately 5 p.m. Police say a man entered the store and asked to look at a number of rings. He handled them for several minutes before running out the door.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his late 20s with black hair a goatee. He was sporting a black zip-up sweater and baggy black pants.

The stolen rings include a 14-karat yellow gold band, a 14-karat white gold band, a 1.52-carat round diamond ring, and a one-carat round diamond ring.

Anyone with information that could help identify the suspect is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP (250-754-2345) or Crime Stoppers.

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