Thief steals $10,000 ring from mall jewelry store

A thief stole a $10,000 diamond ring from an Augusta Mall jewelry store on Tuesday.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's report, the man asked a clerk at Kay Jewelers to show him the "most expensive ring in the store."

When the clerk placed it on the counter the man snatched the ring and ran from the store toward Macy's, the report said. Witnesses saw him getting into a red SUV and driving toward Wrightsboro Road. He is described as being a black man in his early 20s, about 6-feet tall and weighing 130 pounds.

He told the clerk that he worked for Foot Locker in the mall and was wearing the store's uniform at the time of the theft.

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