Thief swipes valuable necklace

From Staff ReportsJune 10, 2006 

— A necklace valued at $7,900 was stolen from Grimball Jewelers on Elliott Road about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

A man looked at several pieces of jewelry and then ran out of the store with a necklace, according to police.

He is described as a 20- to 25-year-old white man, 5 feet 8 and 200 pounds with red hair and a small beard.

The stolen piece of jewelry is a 14-carat white gold necklace with round Moissanite stones all the way around in graduated sizes. Moissanite can be mistaken for diamonds.

If anyone has any information about the theft or can identify the person in the composite drawing, call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 968-2760 or Crimestoppers at 942-7515.

Calls to Crimestoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller might be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,200 for information that leads to arrest.

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