A ring valued at approximately $5,000 was stolen from Runyan’s Jewelers Wednesday, and recovered shortly afterward — thanks to a quick thinking employee and helpful individuals in the downtown Camas area.
A suspect, described as a black male in his 30s, with a stocky build and no facial hair, ran out of the jewelry store, located at 327 N.E. Fourth Ave., at about 1:45 p.m., according to Camas Police Department Sgt. David Chaney.
Witnesses told police the suspect was wearing jeans and a blue shirt.
“One of the employees gave chase and pursued him for several blocks,” Chaney said. “With assistance from some other citizens, he was able to recover the ring without any struggle.”
The suspect in the felony theft case fled in a blue minivan, driven by a female.
“We have some very solid leads in which we are pursuing and expect to make an arrest in the near future,” Chaney said Friday.