Child used in Miromar Outlets jewelry theft

Surveillance photos via Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers

ESTERO, Fla. A couple used a child to help steal a $57,600 ring, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said.

The boy, age 5 or 6, was part of a theft Oct. 12 at Saks Fifth Avenue in the Miromar Outlets, according to Crime Stoppers.

It took place after a man who was with the child asked a salesperson to see the diamond-encrusted ring and began chatting with that salesperson, Crime Stoppers said. The woman in the couple directed the boy to take the ring while the salesperson wasn’t looking, as surveillance video appears to show.

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The store didn’t notice the ring gone until employees conducted an inventory, according to Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Tips may also be made online at www.southwestfloridacrimestoppers.com or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips mobile app.

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