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Man steals wedding ring set from NYC jewelers, video shows

A man swiped a pricey wedding band and engagement ring set from a Staten Island jewelers — and a woman helped him carry out the scheme, new video released by cops shows. 

The man wandered into Jewelers on Fifth at 55 Richmond Terrace in St. George at 5:40 p.m. Oct. 18 and asked to see a three-piece his-and-hers wedding band/engagement ring set valued at $17,400, police said. 

The footage, released Thursday night, shows the suspect briefly looking at the set. 

The male suspect initially went to the counter and asked to see a three-ring set.
The male suspect initially went to the counter and asked to see a three-ring set.
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The man then pretended to let a woman into the store so she could see the rings.
The man then pretended to let a woman into the store so she could see the rings.
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The man then quickly exited the store with the items in tow.
The man then quickly exited the store with the items in tow.
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Then, a woman walked up to the entrance, and the suspect asked the employee to buzz her in so she could see the rings too, authorities said. 

The alleged thief is shown walking to the door — rings in tow — pretending that he was about to let the woman in, but instead he ran out the door, the clip shows. 

The employee tried to run after him but was unsuccessful. 

The pair of suspects have not yet been caught.
The pair of suspects have not yet been caught.
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The man fled on foot and the woman took off in a black Nissan Versa, cops said. 

Police are still looking for the pair.


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