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Do you know this man? Cedar Rapids police need help identifying alleged diamond thief

Surveillance image from Jared’s via CRPD
Surveillance image from Jared’s via CRPD

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are asking for help in identifying a man who is suspected of stealing loose diamonds from a jewelry store last month in Cedar Rapids.

Officers were dispatched at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 15 to Jared’s, 159 Collins Rd. NE, after reports that a box of loose diamonds was stolen from behind a store counter.

While interacting with a store employee, a man reached over the counter and grabbed the box. He then fled in a vehicle.

The man was wearing tan pants, work boots and a denim jacket with a fur collar, according to police.

Anyone able to identify the man is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5532 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1- (800) 272-7463.

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