SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police are looking for a man who asked to look at a gold necklace worth $2,700 at a South Burlington mall jewelry store, then ran away with it.
Police said the suspect was last seen running north in the parking lot of the University Mall in the area of the Bon Ton department store at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
They said he entered the Kay Jewelers store and asked to look at the 22-inch gold flat wire curb necklace, then ran off, holding the item.
The suspect is described as a white man with a thick, dark beard, 5'10" tall, wearing a blue Red Sox ball cap, several layers of sweatshirts, plaid shorts and blue tennis shoes with white soles. Anyone with information is asked to call South Burlington Police Department at 802-846-4171.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.