A man posing as someone getting ready to propose marriage has ran out of a jewellers with a diamond worth more than £20,000.
As part of the audacious ruse he called the store three days before, saying he was interested in purchasing an engagement ring.
The man with long black hair arrived for his appointment dressed in a shirt and trousers and sat opposite a member of staff.
But seconds later he puts his other hand over it, gets up and races out of the shop and into a green getaway car.
The theft took place at about 3pm on Thursday, October 12 in the King’s Jewelers in Walnut Creek, near San Francisco, USA.