Beaufort County officers looking for jewelry thief

(Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a man who stole several pieces of jewelry Wednesday evening.

A 14k yellow gold necklace/bracelet set and a 7mm, 14k yellow curb gold necklace were described as the pieces stolen from the Zales located at 1414 Fording Island Road in Bluffton.

According to an advisory, the suspect came into the store and asked to see some necklaces. After asking about the weight and value of one piece, the clerk laid it down. Then, when the clerk grabbed another piece from the case, the suspect grabbed both and ran out the back door, yelling "Thank you."

The suspect pushed the door so hard that it came off the hinges, according to the advisory.

If you have any information about this individual, please contact SGT. Eric Calendine at 843-255-3427 or call Beaufort County Dispatch at 843-524-2777. Please reference Case 18S031343.