Thief steals $21K diamond in N.J.

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - December 24, 2008

The man asked to see the loose diamond at Littman Jewelers in Paramus Park mall on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Once he had it in his hand, authorities said, he took off.

Witnesses gave conflicting accounts of which way he went.

Authorities say they'll used fingerprints and surveillance camera footage to try to catch the man, who also visited the store about two weeks ago.

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