A Florida woman stole a $15,000 diamond ring from a jewelry store after making a fuss about a previous purchase, police said Thursday.
The jewelry heist took place on February 10 at Gold Silver Creations in Key West, according to the Miami Herald.
Store manager Bigya Niroula said the unidentified woman entered the store and was “complaining a lot”.
“She said, ‘Can I try on the ring, please?’ I said, ‘Of course,’” she recalls.
She chose a size 7 14k white gold ring with three diamonds.
As Niroula was helping someone else, the sticky-fingered customer swapped the expensive piece of jewelry for one of her own rings and left the store, cops said.
The official was able to take a few photos of the suspect, who was wearing a tight floral outfit, a 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.
Miami-Dade and Florida Keys Crime Stoppers offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.