Police say they are on the hunt for a man who stole thousands of dollars worth of loose diamonds near Lindale Mall.

The suspect is described as a 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 175-pound African-American wearing tan pants, work boots and a denim jacket with a fur collar, and he was spotted in an undescribed vehicle near the former Sears at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The jewelry store he is accused of stealing from is Jared the Galleria, at 159 Collins Rd. NE and just outside the mall, one of a handful of jewelry stores in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cedar Rapids police at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

Neither police nor the store is releasing more information at this time. We will keep you updated as they do.

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[Via KCRG]