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Police: Suspect runs off with two princess-cut diamonds from Mesa store

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 01:25:29-04

MESA, AZ — Authorities are looking for a suspect who ran off with two princess-cut diamonds from a jewelry store earlier this month.

Police say the suspect visited the Arizona Diamond Center at the Superstition Springs mall near Power Road and the US 60 on August 5 and asked to see two princess-cut diamonds. Police say he returned on August 7 and asked to see the same two items.

When an employee brought them out, he grabbed them and ran out of the store, according to Mesa police.

The suspect is described as an African-American man between 25 and 30 years old. He is between 6 feet and 6'2" tall with a mustache and goatee that do not connect. He has tattoos on his right arm and left forearm and may be driving a black SUV with an Arizona State license plate.

The diamonds have an estimated value of $36,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.