Scarborough police are appealing for witnesses after a diamond ring was stolen from a jewellers in the town.
At around 5.25pm on Saturday 4 August 2012 a man entered H Samuel on Westborough and spent around 40 minutes in the shop enquiring about various items to buy as a gift.
At around 6.05pm he ran from the store with a white gold diamond ring worth £799 which staff had handed him to look at. He ran onto Aberdeen Walk and behind the Balmoral Centre before disappearing from view.
The man is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall with an average build. He was wearing a black North Face jacket, khaki-coloured trousers and navy trainers with luminous orange laces.
Officers are appealing to anyone who can help identify the man responsible for the theft to get in touch.
PC Tom Wilkinson, of Scarborough police, said: "The offender spent some time in the shop before the theft occurred, therefore someone who was also in the store may have seen him and could help to identify to him.
"I would also like to hear from anyone who saw someone running from the store at the time of the offence or anyone who knows the man responsible."
Anyone who can help officers with the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Tom Wilkinson or Scarborough police.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12120127913 when passing information about this incident.
1.28pm - 6 August 2012