LUFKIN — All businesses hope that holiday shopping will cause merchandise to fly out of the store, just not the way it happened at one East Texas jewelry store.
Around 5:00 PM on the Monday after Christmas, a Lufkin-area jewelry store suffered a $2,000 loss when a supposed customer pocketed a diamond ring and left the store without making payment.
Employees described the suspect, shown here in footage from the store’s security cameras, as a white male in his mid-twenties with short-cut, brown hair and a goatee-style beard, without a mustache. He was wearing a maroon long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and western-style boots and belt.
The suspect told employees that he was looking for a diamond ring to give to his girlfriend on New Year’s Eve. An employee showed the suspect rings and, when the employee turned her head away for a moment, the suspect slipped one of the rings into his pocket.
The suspect then exited the store, with the ring, and drove away in a maroon, 2000 to 2006 Chevrolet Suburban.
The stolen ring was a three-quarter carat diamond solitaire in a white-gold setting, and is valued at $2,000.
If you can identify this suspect, or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip . You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.