Suspect sought in Southampton jewelry theft

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Village Police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Village Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the suspect in the theft of a $3,400 piece of jewelry from a store in Southampton. (Credit: SCPD)

Southampton Village police on Friday released a surveillance camera photograph of a man suspected of stealing a piece of jewelry earlier this month from a retail store, and detectives asked the public's help identifying him.

"While distracting an employee of Rose Jewelers . . . a man reached into a display case and removed a $3,400 American flag pin made of rubies, diamonds and sapphires," the police said in a news alert.

The theft took place at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 11 at the 57 Main St. store, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the photo is asked to make a confidential call to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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