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Diamond thief sought by Cary police

Posted January 7

— Cary police are searching for a man who took a diamond ring from a jewelry store.

The man ran out of Joint Venture Jewelry on Grande Heights Drive on Dec. 28 after viewing the ring. No one was injured and no weapons were displayed.

He is described as a heavy-built white male last seen wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, black pants with an emblem on the pocket and a Duke University baseball cap. He had tattoos on both hands and left the store in a dark, four-door car.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Cary police at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 226-CRIM(E). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls are kept confidential at caller's request.


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  • floydthebarber Jan 8, 11:46 a.m.

    The family that runs this store is wonderful and I sincerely hope this perp is caught!! Luckily there's so much suspect info to work from... who robs stores with totally distinguishable clothes, tatoos, and video surveillance??

  • mesunrise Jan 8, 10:12 a.m.

    I have shopped in their store before they moved to present location. Definitely not the same store as before....it was a jewelry store and now it more clothing. Not my cup of tea anymore!

  • snowmentality Jan 7, 6:14 p.m.

    It's an estate jewelry store that shares space with a boutique clothing shop. Hardly a "thrift shop." I've had family jewelry appraised there (not for consignment, just for my own knowledge and for insurance purposes) and they were great. It really stinks that this happened to a small, local family-owned business.

  • computer trainer Jan 7, 5:32 p.m.

    This happened on the 28th and they are just now asking for our help?

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 7, 2:44 p.m.

    Either way he's a classy guy and she's one lucky lady.

  • kikinc Jan 7, 1:56 p.m.

    "Looks more like a thrift store than a jewelry store. We may reach the point where an ID and thumbprint are required to see an expensive item from a case."

    I think this is a consignment jewelry shop, so not too far off from a thrift shop.

  • common tater Jan 7, 1:33 p.m.

    Looks more like a thrift store than a jewelry store. We may reach the point where an ID and thumbprint are required to see an expensive item from a case.

  • chris3bs2 Jan 7, 1:24 p.m.

    Wonder who got engaged?

  • Turtlehead Jan 7, 1:23 p.m.

    My bad. I thought this was "news" so assumed it was recent... but point taken on the details of the story. And in our next featured article, "Women Gives Birth to Triplets in Back of Taxi on November 15th"

  • momeeee Jan 7, 1:18 p.m.

    That's no diamond thief... That's a pawn shop thief!