A Zales employee shows the alleged suspect two rings with a combined value of $18,000 Dec. 30.

A Zales employee shows the alleged suspect two rings with a combined value of $18,000 Dec. 30.

Screenshot from video provided by Roseville Police Department


Police seeking help to identify jewel thief

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published January 11, 2018

 Macomb Mall surveillance footage shows the suspect in the theft of diamond rings from Zales Dec. 30.

Macomb Mall surveillance footage shows the suspect in the theft of diamond rings from Zales Dec. 30.

Screenshot from video provided by Roseville Police Department

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect who allegedly stole two rings worth a combined $18,000 from a Zales store inside Macomb Mall, 32449 Gratiot Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

Roseville police said the two rings were a Celebration Grand 1-carat, princess-cut diamond solitaire engagement ring in 14-karat white gold; and a Vera Wang Love Collection 2-carat total weight diamond frame split shank engagement ring in 14-karat white gold.

In a 47-second clip of surveillance footage posted to the Police Department’s YouTube page, the suspect speaks with a Zales employee about a ring. The suspect then sits down and waits for the employee to show him the ring. As seen in the clip, the Zales employee shows the suspect two rings; while doing so, the suspect grabs the rings and runs out of the store.

“There was no weapon indicated or seen, and there were no injuries. The suspect was by himself,” police stated in their description of the YouTube video.

Police said the suspect was a black man who was at least 25 years old and who stood between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and a goatee.

The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap with emblems and pins on all sides of the cap. Police said he had on a dark-colored, waist-length coat; dark pants; a dark-colored hoodie underneath the coat with a large emblem on the front of the hoodie; and tan-colored boots.

Police believe the suspect’s vehicle was a light-colored and possibly silver passenger car.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Roseville Police Detective Sgt. Robert Gudenau at (586) 447-4493 or the Roseville Police Department front desk at (586) 447-4484.