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Cops: Man fled Roosevelt Field with $20,000 in stolen jewelry

This surveillance video shows a grand larceny that occurred at 9:19 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in a jewelry store in Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City. According to Nassau County police, employees at Markens Jewelers said they were attempting to make a sale, when a man grabbed the merchandise from a sales representative's hands and fled the store on foot. The value of the ring and earrings exceed $20,000 dollars. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police are investigating the theft of $20,000 in jewelry Friday from a store in the Roosevelt Field mall.

Employees at Markens Jewelers, located at 630 Old Country Rd. in Garden City, were in the process of making a sale on Friday at 9:19 p.m. when a man grabbed a ring and earrings from a sales representative and ran away, police said Sunday night in a news release.

An employee chased after the man to an exit on the northeast side of the mall, the release said. The man got into a white Nissan Sentra.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall and weighing about 190 pounds, the release said. He was wearing a green knit hat, blue jeans and a black and white jacket. A surveillance camera in the jewelry store filmed the theft.

Detectives request anyone with information call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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