Police Search for Diamond Thief

Farmington police are looking for the man who ran out of Westfarms mall with a $40,000 diamond he did not pay for.

Michael’s Jewelers called Farmington Police just before noon to report the robbery.

A man posing as a customer asked a sales clerk to see a specific diamond valued at $40,000, police said.

When the clerk handed him the gem, he ran.

Police are looking for a 6-foot-tall thin man in in his late 30s.

He has a shaved or bald head and was wearing glasses, blue jeans, tan work boots and a blue and white cross-striped shirt at the time of the robbery.

He had large earrings in each ear described as square clusters of stones.

The robber left the mall in a black, 4-door Chevy Cruz driven by an older, heavy-set man wearing a white T-shirt, police said.

The car had Florida registration N274GA, a plate reported stolen in Meriden on March 4.

Anyone with any information should call Farmington Police dispatch at (860) 675-2400, or Detective Tracy Enns at (860) 675-2463.

To leave an anonymous tip, call (860)675-2483.

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