PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A local jewelry store is offering a reward for three stolen diamond rings.
The Zales in Hempfield Township says three diamond rings worth around $8,000 were taken from the store.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Says 'There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel' 1 Year After Pennsylvania's First COVID-19 Cases
The suspects are described as a heavy set woman with wavy hair, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and a heavy set man with short hair, about 6 feet tall. Both appeared to be in their 40s.
State Police say they appeared to be normal customers, until the end of the day when the store started counting up their merchandise and realized they were three rings short.
The couple fit right in, seemed to be looking for something befitting of a Valentine’s Day weekend.
“Absolutely, they are engaging the sales person, making them seem like they’re legitimate shoppers,” said State Police Tpr. Steve Limani.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Extends Nursing Home Virus Response Program
The two love birds wanted to see engagement rings. While they played like they stole each other’s hearts, they were actually there trying to steal some jewelry.
“They are able to distract the employee and use a purse and jacket to cover up where the rings are kept,” said Limani. “Reach back and take three engagement rings that are around $8,000.”
The rings are two round-cut yellow diamond rings and a white diamond princess cut ring.
Zales is also offering a $1,000 reward for the recovery of the rings, in addition to an arrest and conviction.MORE NEWS: Thousands To Be Vaccinated At Western Pennsylvania's Largest Single-Day Clinic