The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a March 2 theft at the J.C. Penney store in Eastpoint Mall.
The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the suspect came into the store and told an employee that he was there to buy a ring for his girlfriend. He had been talking with the employee for 10 to 15 minutes about the ring when he asked the employee to put two rings on her fingers so he could compare them. When the employee showed the suspect the rings, he reached across the counter, grabbed the employee’s hand, removed a ring, and ran from the store.
The ring that was taken was valued at almost $1900.
Investigators learned that the suspect had been in the store before. The suspect had also been in the Kay Jewelers and the Eastern Jewelry, both of which were in Eastpoint Mall.
The attached pictures are taken from surveillance video at Eastern Jewelry. The suspect had been in this business before the incident at JC Penney.
This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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