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Hunt for robber who stole rings

Nov 30 2011

RCMP are search-ing for a man who walked away with rings worth thousands of dollars from a jewelry store at Nanaimo's Woodgrove Centre.

At about 8 p.m. Monday, a man walked into Ben Moss Jewellers and asked a clerk to show him some rings, police said.

The man indicated he had a gun, took the rings and walked out. A store employee followed him as he ran out of the mall but the suspect got into an oldermodel, white, flatbed pickup truck and left.

The truck was followed by a black Geo Tracker. The truck was found abandoned north of the city, on Highway 19.

Police described the suspect as white, about five-foot-seven and of medium build. He wore a greyblue tuque, a blue tracksuit, gloves and carried a black bag.

The rings were described as white gold solitaires.

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