DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police are on the lookout for a diamond thief whose method of procurement is not as sophisticated as the crime might suggest.
Officers showed up to the Jared Galleria of Jewelry store at 4503 Ashford Dunwoody Road around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday to a pretty messy scene. And given that the suspect in the crime used a hammer to crack open the display case, that's not a huge surprise.
The initial investigation suggests the suspect, a dark-skinned man in his early-to-mid 20s, hid the blunt instrument in his pants. He then made his way over to the display case containing loose diamonds and struck - quite literally - before making off with three or four of the gemstones.
Another suspect outside apparently took a handoff of the ill-gotten jewelry as the hammer-wielding point man ran north toward Perimeter Center East.
Other than being about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and 170 to 180 pounds, a physical description only brought up one distinct feature that someone might recognize about the thief - a distinct, raised, dark blemish on his right arm. At the time, the man was wearing gray pants with a white stripe down each side, a black sweatshirt, and white shoes along with a black baseball cap.
Police have included a few photos from surveillance cameras that corroborate the description but show little else. Either way, they're hoping someone recognizes this accused diamond thief so they can bring him in - and maybe even recover the valuables he swiped.