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Watch: Moment audacious thief steals £3,000 ring in Ely

Police are hunting for an audacious thief who stole a £3,000 ring from a jewellers in Ely.

CCTV captured the incident on Friday afternoon (September 14), with a man shown feigning interest in the ring, before swiping it and running out of the store.

Staff at The Italian Jewellers in the High Street said they were shaken up by what had happened.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: The Italian Jewellers.

Cambridgeshire Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'10" and of slim build. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

"Shortly before being reported, a man had asked to see a ring worth £3,000 and left the shop without paying.

"An investigation is underway, including exploring CCTV opportunities."

– Cambridgeshire Police Spokesman