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ETX man charged with felony theft in jewelry robbery

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - Palestine Police have arrested a man on felony theft charges after they say he fled a jewelry store with a diamond ring.

Police say a while male entered Dickens Jewelry Thursday morning looking to buy a ring for his girlfriend. Mr. Dickens showed the suspect a gold single-diamond ring.

After looking at the ring for a few minutes, Michael Scott McKinney, 21, reportedly fled the store with the jewelry in his possession.

Police were quickly called to the scene and began to cover the area. McKinney was located in a wooded area not far from the scene of the theft, where he was arrested and charged with felony theft.

The ring, valued at $5,200, was recovered near a bush.

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