KEY POINTS

  • The heist occurred at Gold Silver Creations in Key West
  • Police said the suspect is a white female, possibly Hispanic
  • She was wearing a floral tight-fitting jumper at the time of the incident
  • She also had a mask with leopard print and wore her hair in two buns

A Florida woman, who walked into a jewelry store and made a huge fuss about a previous purchase, ran off with a diamond ring worth $15,000, police said.

The daytime heist took place at Gold Silver Creations in Key West on Feb. 10, Crime Stoppers Miami & FL Keys said in a statement while sharing the suspect's images.

Police said the woman, who is believed to be from Homestead, is a white female, possibly Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a floral one-piece jumper at the time of the incident. In the photos, she could be seen wearing a mask with leopard print, while her hair was in two buns.

Cops have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Gold Silver Creations store manager Bigya Niroula told The Miami Herald that the unidentified suspect had come into the shop to complain about a previous purchase. In the middle of the commotion, the suspect asked to try another ring, which was made of 14- carat gold with three diamonds embedded on it.

"She said, 'Can I try the ring, please?' I said, 'Sure,'" Niroula told the outlet, adding that the woman even chose the size 7 for herself.

As the store manager became busy with other customers, the woman swapped the expensive ring for one of her own rings and sneaked her way out of the store. The manager was able to quickly take some photos of her.

In April 2013, a man from Manchester, New Hampshire, was arrested after attempting to steal a diamond engagement ring at a jewelry store by swallowing it. The man, identified as 52-year-old Ronald Perley, was seen in one of the store's cameras hurriedly putting the ring in his mouth. He then attempted to flee with the $2,000 white gold and diamond ring but was stopped at the exit by employee-controlled safety door locks.

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