Thieves make off with wedding band set worth $17,000

The NYPD is looking for a man and a woman who stole a wedding band set worth $17,400 from a jewelry store on Staten Island.

On Oct. 18 at about 5:40 p.m., the man entered Jewelers on Fifth in St. George and asked a store employee to see a three-piece his-and-hers wedding band set.  The worker showed the man the set as a woman came to the door asking to be buzzed in to join the man.

The woman opened the door and the man fled. The employee ran after them but the man got away and the woman got into a black Nissan Versa and took off.

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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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