Man snags 1.97 carat diamond solitaire

WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify a man who is wanted for grand theft.

The suspect posed as a customer at the Zales Jewelry Store in the Mall at Wellington Green. Sales assistants helped him for nearly an hour before he placed a 1.97 carat diamond princess cut solitaire engagement ring on his pinky and fled the store.

He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap with an orange letter "F".

If anyone can help identify the suspect, they are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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