Police are looking for a man and woman they believe worked together to steal a diamond ring worth more than $19,000 from a jewelry store in Mystic.
The woman walked into the N.L. Shaw & Company jewelry store at 50 West Main Street around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. She tried to sell a valuable ring and a large amount of gold to the jeweler, according to police.
The man entered the store just after the woman and asked to see some jewelry, police said. While the employees were distracted, the man reached over the glass case and grabbed an antique diamond ring with blue sapphires.
Police said the jeweler didn't buy anything from the woman and she left the store, followed by the man. Authorities believe the two were working together.
"I'd call it well calculated and well planned," said. Groton Town police Lt. John Varone.
The man is described as being in his mid-30s, wearing a green short-sleeve button-down shirt and jeans. Police describe the woman as tall, wearing a red jacket, white shirt and jeans.
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Groton Town police at 860-441-6712.