Man robbing jewelry store caught on tape

4:35 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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COON RAPIDS, Minn. -  Video surveillance images could be the key to finding the person responsible for a strong-arm robbery at a Coon Rapids jewelry store December 30.

Police were called to the Kay Jewelry Store at Riverdale Mall after a man assaulted a female sales associate and stole an expensive engagement ring. The suspect allegedly asked the woman to try on the $16,000 ring, then grabbed her and wrestled it off her finger, breaking it in the process.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male, 18 to 25 years in age, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall. They say the man was clean shaven with shorter sandy blonde hair. He fled the area in a while Toyota Celica.

Anyone who knows the suspect or can help police solve the robbery is asked to call (763) 427-1212.

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