Police in Texas say a man is wanted for stealing a $23,000 jewel from a store in the Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Southlake last Friday.
The suspect, who told employees his name was Derrick Edwards, entered Jared The Galleria of Jewelry on Oct. 18, and told a worker he had a $6,000 budget to work with, police said.
Employees reportedly showed the suspect several diamonds, which he didn’t like. He then slipped a 2.51-carat diamond in his pocket, telling the employee he “dropped it on the floor.”
Hours earlier, another jewelry store, Southlake Jewelers, had called other stores to warn them of a suspect it recognized from an incident on Aug. 21, the Dallas Morning News reported.