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Police circulate video of Culver City gunman

The video is of a gunman who robbed a Culver City jewelry store and took $17,000 worth of diamond rings. Thinkstock)
The video is of a gunman who robbed a Culver City jewelry store and took $17,000 worth of diamond rings. Thinkstock)

Police on Thursday circulated video of a gunman who robbed a Culver City jewelry store of four diamond rings said to be worth about $17,000, authorities said.

It happened about 6:15 p.m. Monday at the Zales jewelry store at the Westfield Culver City mall in the 6000 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to Culver City police.

The suspect asked to see a diamond ring and after the clerk took it from the display case, the man “displayed a handgun that was in his waistband, grabbed the ring and threatened to shoot the clerk if she moved,” a police statement said.

Before fleeing, the suspect reached over the counter and took three more diamond rings, police said.

The man was described as black, 35-40 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket and had stud earrings in both ears.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Culver City police Detective Ryan Thompson at (310) 253-6311, or the department watch commander at (310) 253-6202.

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